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Range Rover Velar Stands Out in Competitive SUV Safety Segment
​New help for used car buyers: Insurers update rules for handling write-offs to give consumers clearer info
Revised Salvage Code of Practice comes into play 1st October
IAM RoadSmart, the RAC, Thatcham Research and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking
Nationwide apprentice, trained at Thatcham Research, to represent the UK at World Skills Abu Dhabi
Euro NCAP to hold car makers accountable for  autonomous car safety as it launches “Road Map 2025”
A Five Star Fiesta for Euro NCAP’s 20th Anniversary
Grey area between "Assisted" and "Automated" driving systems a concern for UK Insurers

Grey area between "Assisted" and "Automated" driving systems a concern for UK Insurers

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 BST

• A clear distinction between “Assisted” and “Automated” systems is fundamental, say UK Insurers • Call for vehicle manufacturers to avoid overstating the reliance that can be placed on the different levels of automation. • Data from accidents should be made available to all parties, to define whether the vehicle or the driver is liable

Ford responds to Euro NCAP Mustang safety rating, SEAT sets new Supermini safety benchmark
Challenging decisions lie ahead for bodyshops, as modern vehicles trigger need for specialised repair strategies
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Thatcham Research calls for new thinking and approaches to halt spiralling cost of repair
Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2017 16:19 BST

​Drivers challenged to make car safety a ‘deal-breaker’
Thatcham Research the first to deliver ADAS fitment features to repairer’s fingertips

Thatcham Research the first to deliver ADAS fitment features to repairer’s fingertips

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 10:22 BST

As of today, all users of escribe, the UK’s leading repair methods solution, can instantly identify ADAS fitment and system features

Another poor safety performer from FIAT, 5 stars for latest BMW
Standards for Cyber Security on New Cars gets the Green Light

Standards for Cyber Security on New Cars gets the Green Light

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2017 09:13 BST

​Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has today (April 11, 2017) given the green light to 5*StarS as part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global centre for the development, testing and commercialisation of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

Thatcham Research Hosts the New Wave of Potential Bodyshop Technicians for Apprentice Week

Thatcham Research Hosts the New Wave of Potential Bodyshop Technicians for Apprentice Week

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2017 09:35 GMT

As Apprentice Week celebrates its 10th Anniversary this week from 6 – 10 March (#NAW2017), Thatcham Research is continuing to lead the way in closing the skills gap for core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector.

Superminis Disappoint in Latest Round of Euro NCAP Testing

Superminis Disappoint in Latest Round of Euro NCAP Testing

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 09:00 GMT

After recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the latest round of Euro NCAP testing has brought safety campaigners back down to earth. The three superminis tested, the Fiat 500, Citroën C3 and Ford Ka+, showed disappointing results said Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research, the independent automotive research centre and voice of Euro NCAP in the UK.

15,000 Killed and Seriously Injured Saved Annually in the UK as Euro NCAP Marks 20 Years of Car Crash Testing

15,000 Killed and Seriously Injured Saved Annually in the UK as Euro NCAP Marks 20 Years of Car Crash Testing

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2017 00:01 GMT

MORE than 182,000 killed and serious injuries have been saved on UK roads since revolutionary Euro NCAP car safety tests were launched 20 years ago. In 2015, 15,000 fewer car occupants were killed and seriously injured.