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

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

Thatcham Research continues its sponsorship of the What Car? Safety Award

Thatcham Research continues its sponsorship of the What Car? Safety Award

News   •   Nov 28, 2016 16:08 GMT

• Thatcham Research sponsors What Car? Safety Award for third year running • Award continues to recognise car manufacturer safety innovation to drive the adoption of safer cars on UK roads • Nominees required to have AEB fitted as standard, preventing up to 38% of rear end crashes and saving 110 lives every year • Long list to be announced 06 December 2016 - winners announced 11 January 2017

Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector

Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:27 GMT

Thatcham Research has streamlined its repair methods to two products, escribe and escribe plus. They offer mechanical data and multi-user licences as options and instant access to a broader set of repair methods and parts information. Updated monthly they include over 1.3m methods, including manufacturer and Thatcham Research-devised methods - covering over 81% of the UK estimating parc.

ABI and Thatcham Research ask:  "Who pays when a driverless car crashes? "

ABI and Thatcham Research ask: "Who pays when a driverless car crashes? "

News   •   Nov 22, 2016 06:10 GMT

• Future legislation needs to protect consumers in the event of an accident with an automated car • British insurers are leading efforts to have a standard set of data agreed at an international level • Car manufacturers and legislators need to work with insurers to establish a framework • Data should be easily accessible to determine who was in control - the driver or the vehicle?

Advanced Active Safety Technologies Still Not a Top Priority for Every New Car

Advanced Active Safety Technologies Still Not a Top Priority for Every New Car

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2016 09:01 BST

Latest Euro NCAP test result confirms that consumers cannot assume all new cars launched include a full range of Safety Assist features as standard

First Class on Safety – but at a Price

First Class on Safety – but at a Price

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2016 09:01 BST

Safety experts at Thatcham Research have welcomed the addition of two more Euro NCAP five star performers, the Peugeot 3008 and Mercedes E Class. However, with much of the latest advanced technology costing extra, safety still comes at a price.

Driverless Cars: Insurer Response to Government Consultation

Driverless Cars: Insurer Response to Government Consultation

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 11:05 BST

Insurers put drivers first in proposing simple cover for driverless cars

Motorists offered car security advice as police urge vigilance to cut vehicle crime

Motorists offered car security advice as police urge vigilance to cut vehicle crime

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2016 00:01 BST

Car theft overall has declined significantly, but following a recent rise in incidents a new initiative is encouraging drivers to remain vigilant of their vehicles and keys.

Family Car Buyers to Benefit from Pedestrian Auto Braking on New Safety Top-Scorer

Family Car Buyers to Benefit from Pedestrian Auto Braking on New Safety Top-Scorer

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2016 09:05 BST

New cars that will appeal to family-oriented buyers are leading the way in prioritising the highest levels of safety as standard, according to test results issued today by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)

Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2016 13:31 BST

Tom will lead a team of 32 technical repair experts with a focus on ensuring Thatcham Research’s Repair Methods offer unrivalled technical information, continue to be relevant and easy to use for Bodyshops, and provide thought leadership around the impact of car technologies on Bodyshops in the future. The appointment reflects Thatcham Research's continual drive to invest in top talent.

Clear Vision for ADAS Recalibration

Clear Vision for ADAS Recalibration

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 13:37 BST

Newly issued code provides best practice guide to the recalibration of vital car safety technology

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Vehicle research centre backs calls to simplify safety jargon to help second hand car buyers

Press Releases   •   Jul 19, 2016 00:01 BST

As the UK’s top 10 ‘Safest Used Family Cars 2016’ are revealed by Co-op Insurance, safety experts at Thatcham Research back fresh calls to make safety information more accessible to car buyers.

The UK’s Most Popular Cars Ranked by AEB Safety

The UK’s Most Popular Cars Ranked by AEB Safety

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2016 09:17 BST

New car sales figures released today reveal that the majority of the most popular cars in Britain now offer five star crash protection, but standard fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is still only available on half of them.

The Journey to Autonomous Vehicles : Why safety has to come first

The Journey to Autonomous Vehicles : Why safety has to come first

News   •   Jun 28, 2016 12:07 BST

Matthew Avery, Director of Research at the UK’s leading independent vehicle safety organisation, Thatcham Research, will this evening feature on ITV4’s 'Goodwood First Glance' in an interview with Nicki Shields, explaining the key stages in the move towards full vehicle autonomy and why safety has to be the priority.

Customer Experience Top Priority in Bodyshop of the Future

Customer Experience Top Priority in Bodyshop of the Future

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2016 13:24 BST

Industry experts debate key challenges for the Bodyshop of the Future at ‘Repair Focus’

New Euro NCAP Five-Star Cars Embrace Safety by Featuring Advanced High Performance Automatic Braking Systems

New Euro NCAP Five-Star Cars Embrace Safety by Featuring Advanced High Performance Automatic Braking Systems

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 09:08 BST

Vehicle safety test results issued today by Euro NCAP reveal that car makers are embracing the importance of offering a full range of advanced safety technologies on new vehicles and accepting that standard rather than optional fitment is the best policy.

Active Safety Campaign Gathers Momentum in Latin America

Active Safety Campaign Gathers Momentum in Latin America

News   •   Jun 15, 2016 12:32 BST

Chief Executive of Thatcham Research, Peter Shaw welcomed the continuing efforts to promote life-saving crash avoidance technologies across the globe, as the #STOPTHECRASH partnership hosted its Latin America Launch.

Car Makers and Consumers Have the Power to Make New Cars Safer

Car Makers and Consumers Have the Power to Make New Cars Safer

News   •   Jun 06, 2016 13:13 BST

BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme, ‘YOU & YOURS’, today (6 June 2016) featured discussion on the importance of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a crucial car safety technology – highlighting the role of consumers in insisting it is a key feature on their cars, and the responsibility that car makers have to make it more widely available...

Queen's Speech - Driverless Cars:  Experts reveal the Stages of Automation

Queen's Speech - Driverless Cars: Experts reveal the Stages of Automation

News   •   May 17, 2016 15:16 BST

A look forward at the expected stages of vehicle automation that are relevant to a new Transport Bill to be announced in the Queen's Speech that will help pave the way for driverless cars.

The Three Life-Saving Questions That New Car Buyers Must Ask

The Three Life-Saving Questions That New Car Buyers Must Ask

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 10:00 BST

Four major automotive names will join forces at the London Motor Show as part of the Global NCAP #STOPTHECRASH partnership to ensure that consumers considering buying a new car know the life-saving questions they must ask their dealer before making their choice.