Toyota is a car maker that really pushes intelligent safety technology, which may anticipate a potential collision in some circumstances. What’s your opinion of tech like this?
There are two sides to this, the more technology we introduce into cars, the less people feel they need to drive. For example, reverse cameras, people tend to think because if they've got a camera in the car, they can just use that and it's fine. But there's still no substitute for looking over both shoulders before you reverse. Even though the latest Toyota cameras have got a wider vision than any other cameras I've seen in cars, there's still no substitute for looking around.
But for me, people are humans and they make mistakes. So, if we've got things in cars that can help people when they do make mistakes, well, that's got to be a good thing. And, some of the new technologies that Toyota is coming out with, it's just incredible. I've got my latest car from Toyota Australia which is a Kluger Hybrid and I would say it's got to be pretty much the best car I've driven and that includes the BMWs that I used to drive. This car has got so much technology in it that's trying to keep me safe, it’s just super impressive.
Toyota really has pushed the boundaries and continues to spend so many millions of dollars every day on research and development to make cars safer. And I guess that's where I come from, I don't just want to do what I'm doing. I want to do more to make more people safer. And I'm so proud to have the support of Toyota because I truly believe in the brand.