Tesla Model X surges ahead of Porsche Taycan on safety, Jeep Renegade posts 2019 rating low

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 09:00 GMT

A bumper batch of Euro NCAP test results has been released. Find out how the Audi Q7, Ford Kuga, Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 2008, Porsche Taycan, Renault Captur, Škoda Octavia, Subaru Forester, Tesla Model X and VW Sharan fared in the world's most challenging car safety programme

Thatcham Research reveals the top ten innovations breaking new ground in automotive technology

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2019 00:01 GMT

Innovations in Assisted Driving, connectivity and safety dominate the list of nominations for the 2020 What Car? Technology Award, sponsored by Thatcham Research.

Mazda CX-30 hits new high in Euro NCAP impact testing

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 09:00 GMT

The latest Euro NCAP tests include the record-breaking Mazda CX-30, five-star ratings for the Ford Explorer and Mercedes-Benz GLB and four-stars for the Vauxhall Corsa

Latest Consumer Security Rating issued: Carmakers introduce sleeping fobs to frustrate keyless thieves

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 00:01 GMT

Six new cars have been assessed by independent automotive research centre Thatcham Research in its latest Consumer Security Rating release, and all have achieved the top ‘Superior’ rating.

The Motordata Research Consortium (MRC) Malaysia becomes new ‘Global Associate’

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2019 09:31 GMT

New agreement signed with MRC, making the Malaysian motor insurance centre Thatcham Research's second 'Global Associate' member

Thatcham Research launches IMI-accredited course to drive competency in safe ADAS repair

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2019 09:00 BST

New training on post-repair ADAS calibration launches

More five-star cars from BMW, but Jeep Cherokee and Peugeot 208 are 2019’s first four-star Euro NCAP rated cars

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2019 09:00 BST

Two five-star BMWs and two four-star rated cars from Peugeot and Jeep paint a mixed picture in this month’s Euro NCAP safety ratings.

‘Guardian Angel’ role for Automated Driving systems vital to safe implementation

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2019 00:01 BST

How does the automotive industry move towards Automated Driving Systems safely?

35-star haul for diverse group of cars in latest Euro NCAP testing

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 09:46 BST

September’s Euro NCAP results have shown that carmakers are continuing to meet the challenge set by the world’s most rigorous car safety tests.

Tesla Model 3 sets new safety technology benchmark in Euro NCAP testing

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 09:00 BST

Results for the latest cars to be rated against Euro NCAP’s most demanding tests to date have been announced today. Cars from DS, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Škoda and Tesla all achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety.

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As the UK's only insurer funded automotive research centre, Thatcham Research enjoy a wide remit at the forefront of the latest vehicle technology. Thatcham's leading work in vehicle safety and security has a vital role in shaping the designs of new vehicles, whilst the centre is also seen as a key industry player at the forefront of driving standards in vehicle body repair.

Thatcham's Crash Laboratory is the only official UK crash testing centre for consumer safety body Euro NCAP and are viewed as a centre of excellence when it comes to active vehicle safety, particularly the evaluation of new Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) which provide the foundation for future vehicle autonomy.

Enjoying an increasingly global influence in both the insurance and automotive sectors, Thatcham Research expertise is in great demand with a range of opinion leaders being regularly asked to provide their experience and know-how at high profile events and in the media, living up to their reputation as ‘Experts in Safety, Security and Crash Repair’.

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