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.

Thatcham Research welcomes 5StarS’ assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2019 10:15 BST

The 5StarS consortium has launched its proposed assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Keyless vulnerability sees more otherwise secure new cars downrated

Press releases   •   Jun 20, 2019 00:01 BST

Thatcham Research launches it's second round of car security ratings for 2019 - how did the car you're thinking of buying rate?

Apprentice success celebrated at Thatcham Research graduation ceremony

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2019 10:31 BST

Four Thatcham Research graduates honoured with Apprentice of the Year 2019 titles

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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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