Standards for Cyber Security on New Cars gets the Green Light

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2017 09:13 BST

​Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has today (April 11, 2017) given the green light to 5*StarS as part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global centre for the development, testing and commercialisation of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.


Range Rover Velar Stands Out in Competitive SUV Safety Segment

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2017 09:00 BST


​New help for used car buyers: Insurers update rules for handling write-offs to give consumers clearer info

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 11:35 BST


Revised Salvage Code of Practice comes into play 1st October

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 09:47 BST


IAM RoadSmart, the RAC, Thatcham Research and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 11:30 BST


Nationwide apprentice, trained at Thatcham Research, to represent the UK at World Skills Abu Dhabi

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2017 09:30 BST


Euro NCAP to hold car makers accountable for autonomous car safety as it launches “Road Map 2025”

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2017 09:00 BST


A Five Star Fiesta for Euro NCAP’s 20th Anniversary

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 09:00 BST


Grey area between "Assisted" and "Automated" driving systems a concern for UK Insurers

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 BST

• A clear distinction between “Assisted” and “Automated” systems is fundamental, say UK Insurers • Call for vehicle manufacturers to avoid overstating the reliance that can be placed on the different levels of automation. • Data from accidents should be made available to all parties, to define whether the vehicle or the driver is liable


Ford responds to Euro NCAP Mustang safety rating, SEAT sets new Supermini safety benchmark

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 09:07 BST

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