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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.

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.

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.

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.

Take Simple Route to Cutting Crashes

Take Simple Route to Cutting Crashes

Press releases   •   May 13, 2015 15:33 BST

Leading insurance-owned research body, Thatcham Research, is calling on UK fleet operators to make a decisive shift to buying only cars with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as real-world data, released today, shows it reduces rear-end crashes by 38 per cent.