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Revealed : The Safest Cars in Britain

Revealed : The Safest Cars in Britain

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2016 23:01 GMT

Revealed : The Safest Cars in Britain and the Actions That Drivers and Vehicle Manufacturers Should be Taking Now to Further Improve Vehicle Safety

Thatcham Research Supports Fleet Call to Transport Minister

Thatcham Research Supports Fleet Call to Transport Minister

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2016 09:19 GMT

• Support for adoption of Autonomous Emergency Braking • Inclusion of Euro NCAP Safety ratings in official government buying standards • Adoption of a common set of standards to develop intelligent mobility

Safer Cars, Fewer Crashes

Safer Cars, Fewer Crashes

News   •   Dec 18, 2015 14:05 GMT

Thatcham Research have launched a new Car Safety website designed to support the centre's key research activity in vehicle safety.

The Search is on for Britain's Safest Car

The Search is on for Britain's Safest Car

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2015 15:00 GMT

What Car? and Thatcham Research will unveil the safest car launched this year at its annual Car of the Year Awards ceremony in January 2016.

Markerstudy Announces Thatcham Research Membership

Markerstudy Announces Thatcham Research Membership

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 15:01 GMT

Markerstudy announced today that it has become a member of Thatcham Research, the UK’s only not for profit, motor industry funded, research centre. The move provides Markerstudy with invaluable access to vehicle group rating and technical data as well as an impressive training programme and bespoke courses designed specifically for its employees.

Future Proofing Vehicle Safety Technology to Focus on Vulnerable Road Users

Future Proofing Vehicle Safety Technology to Focus on Vulnerable Road Users

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2015 12:18 GMT

As Euro NCAP release their last vehicle safety ratings for 2015, Thatcham Research believes that the prospects for “vulnerable road users” such as pedestrians and cyclists are improving, as vehicle manufacturers future proof their safety systems using camera technology.

Thatcham Research Supports Calls for Worldwide Mandatory Fitment of ESC

Thatcham Research Supports Calls for Worldwide Mandatory Fitment of ESC

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2015 12:13 GMT

As the “Stop the Crash Partnership” kicked off a new worldwide vehicle safety campaign by calling on the Brazilian government to mandate Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Thatcham Research experts backed up the initiative.

Key Role for Thatcham as Chinese Motor Insurance Gears Up for Structural Change

Key Role for Thatcham as Chinese Motor Insurance Gears Up for Structural Change

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2015 12:08 GMT

Thatcham Research has confirmed a partnership with CATARC, the China Automotive Technology And Research Centre, to enable the introduction of a vehicle insurance rating scheme into China.

Thatcham Expertise to Drive Standards in Cyber Security

Thatcham Expertise to Drive Standards in Cyber Security

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2015 12:05 GMT

Establishing standards to promote consumer confidence around vehicle cyber security is high on the agenda for Thatcham Research, as the British insurers’ research centre turns attentions to combatting future car crime as the newest members of the Cyber Security Consortium for Connected Vehicles (CCV).

Currie to Chair Re-Shaped Thatcham Board

Currie to Chair Re-Shaped Thatcham Board

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2015 11:55 BST

Thatcham Research, the insurers’ automotive research centre, has announced the appointment of RSA’s Ian Currie as the new Chairman of the Thatcham non-executive Board.

Communications Step-Change for Thatcham Research

Communications Step-Change for Thatcham Research

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 11:52 BST

Thatcham Research, the automotive research centre, has made a significant step change in its B2C communications with the appointment of James Smith to the newly created Head of Communications role.

Thatcham Gathers International Expertise Together in the UK

Thatcham Gathers International Expertise Together in the UK

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 11:47 BST

Automotive research and repair experts from around the globe met together in the heart of England this week to discuss some of the burning issues affecting the automotive and insurance industries worldwide.

Thatcham Challenges EU Car Makers to Match USA Crash Avoidance Pledge

Thatcham Challenges EU Car Makers to Match USA Crash Avoidance Pledge

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2015 11:44 BST

Leading insurance-owned research body, Thatcham Research, is calling on 10 vehicle manufacturers in Europe to match their USA commitment to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard on all new cars.

Global NCAP launch Stop The Crash Campaign

Global NCAP launch Stop The Crash Campaign

News   •   Aug 13, 2015 12:04 BST

Global NCAP with a group of key corporate partners, including Thatcham Research, is launching a new four year global campaign in support of the current UN Decade of Action for Road Safety to promote awareness of leading crash avoidance technologies in the major emerging automobile markets.

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2015 11:33 BST

Thatcham Research hosted a visit from a high profile Saudi Arabian delegation last week, as the group embark on a partnership to bring improved standards in vehicle assessment and crash repair to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Solus Apprentice Success Leads to New Recruitment Drive

Solus Apprentice Success Leads to New Recruitment Drive

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 11:26 BST

The future of vehicle crash repair looks to be in capable hands at Solus Accident Repair Centres, as the nationwide network of accident repair centres owned and operated by Aviva announces the next phase of its apprenticeship strategy with the start of a new drive to recruit a new generation of repair technicians.

Auto-Braking: HGVs to Catch up with Cars

Auto-Braking: HGVs to Catch up with Cars

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 11:23 BST

The nightmare scenario of being stationary in a traffic jam as a lorry bears down at speed could become a thing of the past, as thousands of larger vehicles on UK roads move a significant step further towards safety with new rulings coming in this autumn.

30 is the new 20 on LCV Insurance Groupings

30 is the new 20 on LCV Insurance Groupings

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2015 10:58 BST

The insurance group rating system for Light Commercial Vehicles is to be restructured for 2016, with an increase to 30 groups enabling improved differentiation between similar vehicles and therefore a more accurate reflection of risk.

Golf Drives Down Personal Injury

Golf Drives Down Personal Injury

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2015 10:48 BST

The mighty Volkswagen Golf – ever-popular, with 30 million bought since its arrival on the road more than 40 years ago – is breaking records for its auto-emergency braking system, according to leading car insurance companies.

Thatcham Award Recognises Importance of Supporting Young Talent

Thatcham Award Recognises Importance of Supporting Young Talent

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2015 10:46 BST

Last night’s British Bodyshop Awards provided the perfect platform for Thatcham to acknowledge their own industry champion, as new Head of Commercial Services, Matthew Wright presented the research centre’s award for ‘Apprentice Mentor of the Year’.