Press Releases • May 03, 2016 07:00 BST
The arrival of autonomous vehicles will transform the way we drive, but there is a danger some accidents could be caused by motorists thinking they can stop paying attention to the road before the technology is sufficiently advanced. Unless a vehicle is fully autonomous and able to respond appropriately in an emergency, drivers still have to be ready to take back control at a moment’s notice.
Thatcham Research welcomes Volvo Cars UK’s largest and most ambitious real world autonomous driving trial
Press Releases • Apr 27, 2016 00:01 BST
Thatcham Research welcomes Volvo Cars’ UK-based autonomous driving trial announced today - called ‘Drive Me London’ – that significantly differentiates itself from other autonomous driving trials by using real families driving cars on UK public roads.
News • Apr 20, 2016 13:20 BST
The Toyota Prius is the first car to have undergone Euro NCAP’s newest test of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology for pedestrians.
Press Releases • Apr 15, 2016 16:57 BST
Thatcham Research welcomes the United Nations General Assembly adopting a resolution which represents the strongest ever commitment on road safety made by UN Member States. Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of Thatcham Research available for comment.
Press Releases • Apr 14, 2016 17:05 BST
Continued long term funding for apprenticeships in core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector has been secured following extensive consultation with the Department for Business Innovation & Skills .
Press Releases • Mar 22, 2016 10:53 GMT
Responding to the European Transport Safety Council’s (ETSC) call for an overhaul of the European car safety framework, Thatcham Research supports the need for regulatory intervention to ensure that lifesaving technologies such as Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) is standard on all vehicles.
Press Releases • Mar 11, 2016 14:10 GMT
The success of the UK automotive industry is creating increased demand for new skills. However, uncertainty over access to funding could jeopardise government targets of delivering 3 million new apprentice starts over the next 4 years, according to Thatcham Research.
Press Releases • Mar 09, 2016 12:05 GMT
An agreement between Thatcham Research and the MRC (the Kuala Lumpur based Motordata Research Consortium) is set to ensure the Malaysian crash repair industry has access to the latest comprehensive vehicle repair data from Thatcham Research.
Press Releases • Feb 12, 2016 10:37 GMT
• Thatcham Research welcomes the support of ‘What Car?’ magazine as they join the call for Autonomous Emergency Braking on all new cars • No longer any excuse for car makers to launch new cars without AEB as standard. Where it is an “extra”, car manufacturers and dealerships, need to promote and explain the benefits of potentially lifesaving technology more effectively to consumers
News • Jan 20, 2016 09:54 GMT
UK motor insurers are committing themselves to helping smooth the path of driverless cars onto UK roads, with the launch of a new initiative to address some of the issues which need to be overcome.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).