Five-star safety from EV Mazda and hybrid Honda

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2020 09:00 GMT

​Two brand-new, family-sized cars from Mazda and Honda have emerged from Euro NCAP’s latest and most exacting safety tests ­with maximum five-star scores.

Government Urged to Revise Plans for Introduction of Automated Lane Keeping Systems to Ensure Road Safety, Thatcham Research and Association of British Insurers warn

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2020 00:01 BST

Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) are urging the Government to revise its plans to introduce Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) onto UK roads in early 2021 because it will put road users’ lives at risk.

VW ID.3 scores 5 Stars and protects its occupants, other road users and the environment

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2020 09:00 BST

The VW ID.3 scores a maximum five-star rating during the latest Euro NCAP testing and bodes well for the future of mass market vehicle safety, according to Thatcham Research.

​World’s first Assisted Driving Grading unveiled

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2020 09:00 BST

Thatcham Research has worked with Euro NCAP to grade the Assisted Driving systems on 10 new cars, to provide much-needed clarity to motorists regarding the capability and performance of current assisted systems.

Thatcham Research comments on Uber’s self-driving operator charged over fatal crash and considerations for the UK

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 17:24 BST

Director of Insureance Research Matthew Avery has shared his thoughts on the Uber case in the US and the potential implications of self-driving vehicles in the UK.

Variant Code gives insurers greater insight and data granularity

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 09:00 BST

Thatcham Research has launched a new vehicle dataset to give insurers detailed insight into risk

Thatcham Research comment: Toyota Yaris first to score five-stars in updated Euro NCAP tests

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 09:00 BST

Euro NCAP has released the result of the first car to be rated against its revamped 2020 protocols

Miller Crockart joins Thatcham Research as Chief Revenue Officer

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2020 09:00 BST

​Thatcham Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Miller Crockart as Chief Revenue Officer.

Apprentices set to return to Thatcham Research Automotive Academy

Press releases   •   Aug 24, 2020 09:00 BST

Thatcham Research is delighted that its Automotive Academy will welcome back apprentices for onsite training from Monday, September 7.

Insurance Industry Requirements to enable long-term sustainability of ADAS-equipped vehicles

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2020 00:01 BST

Insurer established requirements bring much needed clarity to the safe repair of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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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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