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TomTom offers turn-by-turn to the dark side with Darth Vader download

Star Wars character Darth Vader can now be the voice of your satnav. TomTom owners can purchase the asthmatic tones of Luke Skywalker's father for £7.95 (around €9.35) from today.

As users are guided by their satnav, journeys can now include Darth Vader’s navigation instructions such as: “Bear left, to the dark side. Then in 200 yards you have reached your destination. The Force is with you, but you are not a Jedi yet”.

The Darth Vader voice also features original sound effects from the films, such as light sabre sounds and TIE fighter flybys, and John Williams' Imperial March music is embedded into certain sections of the navigation commentary.

TomTom customers will also be able to download free of charge various official warning alert sounds voiced by Darth Vader, along with free start up screen wallpaper and Lord Vader map icon.

Darth Vader, however, is not the only Star Wars character TomTom has licensed for use: C-3PO will be available from June, Yoda in July and Han Solo in August.

The Star Wars characters are joining a growing industry of stars lending their voices to satnav devices Bill Connolly is also available for Tomtom, and Homer Simpson is also a popular choice.

© Telegraph.co.uk