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.


Another poor safety performer from FIAT, 5 stars for latest BMW

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2017 09:00 BST


Thatcham Research Hosts the New Wave of Potential Bodyshop Technicians for Apprentice Week

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2017 09:35 GMT

As Apprentice Week celebrates its 10th Anniversary this week from 6 – 10 March (#NAW2017), Thatcham Research is continuing to lead the way in closing the skills gap for core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector.


Superminis Disappoint in Latest Round of Euro NCAP Testing

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 09:00 GMT

After recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the latest round of Euro NCAP testing has brought safety campaigners back down to earth. The three superminis tested, the Fiat 500, Citroën C3 and Ford Ka+, showed disappointing results said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research, the independent automotive research centre and voice of Euro NCAP in the UK.

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15,000 Killed and Seriously Injured Saved Annually in the UK as Euro NCAP Marks 20 Years of Car Crash Testing

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2017 00:01 GMT

MORE than 182,000 killed and serious injuries have been saved on UK roads since revolutionary Euro NCAP car safety tests were launched 20 years ago. In 2015, 15,000 fewer car occupants were killed and seriously injured.


First Two Star Euro NCAP rating since 2008 bucks car safety trend says Thatcham Research

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2017 09:00 GMT

• Ford Mustang receives first Two Star Euro NCAP rating given to a top 10 car brand since 2008 • Concerns about Ford Mustang’s crash protection of adult and child occupants • Worrying lack of safety equipment, that is offered to US consumers, but not available in UK • VOLVO S90 and V90 awarded Euro NCAP 5 Star rating following in footsteps of the XC90


Thatcham Research Reveals the Car Technologies of 2017 that could Save Your Life

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2017 08:30 GMT

• Toyota Prius the safest new car of 2017, wins this year’s What Car? Safety Award • Prius features class-leading Reverse AEB as standard, aiming to reduce the UK’s £1.7 bn annual parking damage bill • Safety campaigners celebrate chance to decrease the UK's 400 yearly pedestrian deaths, as all ten finalists carry Pedestrian AEB as standard • The Peugeot 3008 & VW Tiguan highly commended


Safest cars in UK for 2017 announced

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 09:00 GMT

• Top ten safest new cars of 2017: What Car? Safety Award long list announced • Manufacturers recognised for safety innovation, driving safer cars on UK road • Safety not at a price, with budget brands now offering key safety features as standard • Huge steps forward in collision avoidance technology - toughest tests to date • Two hybrids, and four SUVs shows market growth in newer segments


Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2016 11:17 GMT

Chief Digital Officer role created that reflects data being the lifeblood of great research Focus will be on: • Developing a new Data Strategy • Data Integration and Interface to seamlessly integrate industry data to deliver more impactful research to Members • Information Security to ensure on-going compliance with continuously improving industry recognised standards


Car Buyers urged to read the detail to ensure they pick the safest car

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 09:00 GMT

Buyers of the new Suzuki Ignis and SsangYong Tivoli urged to spec their cars carefully, read the small print and choose optional safety packs for optimum safety Ford Edge and Hyundai Ioniq rated 5 Star Euro NCAP but concerns over rear passenger safety that exceed safe limits Audi Q2 awarded 5 Star Rating and praised for high scores in all areas and effective safety systems as standard

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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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