Waze, Google’s traffic and navigation app, announced Wednesday a partnership with comedian Hasan Minhaj, which will be its latest personal navigator, entertaining users with relatable traffic commentary, self-deprecating jokes and other funny insights about driving.
Waze is also launching new digital icons that appear on the Waze map. For example, users can get a “suburban dad” Minivan icon, which depicts Minhaj’s status as a father, and a Hasan-inspired “Mood” icon, which shows drivers (aka Wazers) on the map. Once enabled, users will be able to navigate the road in the “suburban dad energy” manner.
To access the feature, go to “Customize your ride” in the menu and select Hasan Minhaj. While the new driving experience is available worldwide, the voice prompts are only available in English.
Waze is popular for its celebrity voice packs, which have previously featured stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Patrick Harris, and Morgan Freeman, to name a few. Currently, Waze offers voice prompts from Christina Aguilera, the Jonas Brothers, Kehlani, and more.
“I’m excited to partner with Waze as your personal navigator in my new driving experience,” Minhaj said in a statement. “It’s in the car that I come up with my best content – from jokes about traffic jams to my experiences with the dreaded ‘Check Engine’ light. I think everyone can relate to the absurdities of driving and I love the opportunity to bring some humor to everyone on the road.”
Minhaj is arguably known for his cheerful attitude and witty jokes on almost every subject imaginable, so users are likely to get a kick out of the new feature.