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
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.