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Range Rover Velar Stands Out in Competitive SUV Safety Segment
​New help for used car buyers: Insurers update rules for handling write-offs to give consumers clearer info
Revised Salvage Code of Practice comes into play 1st October
IAM RoadSmart, the RAC, Thatcham Research and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking
Nationwide apprentice, trained at Thatcham Research, to represent the UK at World Skills Abu Dhabi
Euro NCAP to hold car makers accountable for  autonomous car safety as it launches “Road Map 2025”
A Five Star Fiesta for Euro NCAP’s 20th Anniversary
Grey area between "Assisted" and "Automated" driving systems a concern for UK Insurers

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
Challenging decisions lie ahead for bodyshops, as modern vehicles trigger need for specialised repair strategies
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Thatcham Research calls for new thinking and approaches to halt spiralling cost of repair
Richard Billyeald will join Thatcham Research as Chief Technical Officer on 14 August 2017

Richard Billyeald will join Thatcham Research as Chief Technical Officer on 14 August 2017

News   •   Jun 05, 2017 11:40 BST

Richard Billyeald appointed as Chief Technical Officer from 14 August 2017: brings 20 years plus experience delivering cutting-edge engineering programmes in the automotive, motorsport, aerospace and military sectors Pivotal moment for Thatcham Research as it addresses major issues facing vehicle and insurance industries Andrew Miller leaves on 16 June 2017 to set up own consultancy business

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2017 16:19 BST

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Thatcham Research hails Volkswagen as a "trailblazer" as it announces standard fitment of AEB on all UK vans from 1 June 2017

News   •   May 31, 2017 09:30 BST

Year on year rise in deaths and serious injuries involving vans Volkswagen a trailblazer for being the first manufacturer to fit AEB as standard on all their vans in the UK Shocking that AEB, a proven lifesaving technology, has not been available on vans until now Call for all vehicle manufacturers to follow suit

​Drivers challenged to make car safety a ‘deal-breaker’
Thatcham Research the first to deliver ADAS fitment features to repairer’s fingertips

Thatcham Research the first to deliver ADAS fitment features to repairer’s fingertips

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 10:22 BST

As of today, all users of escribe, the UK’s leading repair methods solution, can instantly identify ADAS fitment and system features

Another poor safety performer from FIAT, 5 stars for latest BMW
Standards for Cyber Security on New Cars gets the Green Light

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.

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

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.