Recalculating: Meet the Voice Behind Your GPS (Over 1 BILLION GPS Devices!) [Video]

Meet Karen Jacobsen, a voiceover artist from Queensland Australia, who has one of the most recognisable voices in the world. As the original voice of GPS, she’s helped billions of us to reach our destination.

Back in 2002, she recorded more than 50 hours of audio for the first ever GPS voice system, including 168 versions of the word “approximately”.

Has she told you where to go? Recalculating.

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