Don’t blame drivers for fully automated accidents

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 10:10 GMT

​Drivers of fully automated vehicles should not be held liable for accidents involving their cars while the technology is in charge, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is warning.

Thatcham Research Welcomes News of Government Driverless Car Ambitions, but ‘Safety Must Come First’

News   •   Feb 06, 2019 15:15 GMT

Thatcham Research supports Government’s ambition to position UK at the vanguard of technology development

A Class Act: Mercedes A-Class wins What Car? Safety Award 2019

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2019 22:30 GMT

The winner and runners up for the What Car? Safety Award 2019 have been revealed - and this year it's gone to a small family car for the first time ever

Thatcham Research reveals the ten safest new drives for 2019

Press Releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 09:04 GMT

The ten safest cars launched in 2018 have been

FIAT Panda Panned as Euro NCAP Awards it Zero-Stars for Safety

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 09:00 GMT

The facelifted FIAT Panda has been given one of the lowest scores in Euro NCAP's history

Suncorp becomes first Thatcham Research ‘Global Associate’

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 09:04 GMT

Suncorp, one of Australia's largest financial services brands, welcomed as Thatcham Research's first ever Global Associate member

Thatcham Research Contribution to Motoring Recognised by the Guild of Motoring Writers

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 13:28 GMT

Jonathan Hewett appointed as Chief Executive at Thatcham Research

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2018 00:01 GMT

New Thatcham Research Chief Executive in pursuit of the 'Safer cars, fewer crashes' vision

Hyundai in its element as hydrogen-powered NEXO scores five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 09:07 BST

Results from the latest batch of cars to be tested by Euro NCAP and its partners have been announced today, read on to find out more about the top safety performers

Automated Driving Hype is Dangerously Confusing Drivers, Study Reveals

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 10:30 BST

The #TestingAutomation consumer study, commissioned by Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global NCAP, has discovered potentially dangerous false impressions around the apparent Self-Driving capability of new cars. Read on to find out more

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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.

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