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Car Buyers urged to read the detail to ensure they pick the safest car

Car Buyers urged to read the detail to ensure they pick the safest car

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 09:00 GMT

Buyers of the new Suzuki Ignis and SsangYong Tivoli urged to spec their cars carefully, read the small print and choose optional safety packs for optimum safety Ford Edge and Hyundai Ioniq rated 5 Star Euro NCAP but concerns over rear passenger safety that exceed safe limits Audi Q2 awarded 5 Star Rating and praised for high scores in all areas and effective safety systems as standard

Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector

Improved online repair methods to meet the needs of the crash repair sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:27 GMT

Thatcham Research has streamlined its repair methods to two products, escribe and escribe plus. They offer mechanical data and multi-user licences as options and instant access to a broader set of repair methods and parts information. Updated monthly they include over 1.3m methods, including manufacturer and Thatcham Research-devised methods - covering over 81% of the UK estimating parc.

Advanced Active Safety Technologies Still Not a Top Priority for Every New Car

Advanced Active Safety Technologies Still Not a Top Priority for Every New Car

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2016 09:01 BST

Latest Euro NCAP test result confirms that consumers cannot assume all new cars launched include a full range of Safety Assist features as standard

First Class on Safety – but at a Price

First Class on Safety – but at a Price

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2016 09:01 BST

Safety experts at Thatcham Research have welcomed the addition of two more Euro NCAP five star performers, the Peugeot 3008 and Mercedes E Class. However, with much of the latest advanced technology costing extra, safety still comes at a price.

Driverless Cars: Insurer Response to Government Consultation

Driverless Cars: Insurer Response to Government Consultation

Press Releases   •   Sep 09, 2016 11:05 BST

Insurers put drivers first in proposing simple cover for driverless cars

Motorists offered car security advice as police urge vigilance to cut vehicle crime

Motorists offered car security advice as police urge vigilance to cut vehicle crime

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2016 00:01 BST

Car theft overall has declined significantly, but following a recent rise in incidents a new initiative is encouraging drivers to remain vigilant of their vehicles and keys.

Family Car Buyers to Benefit from Pedestrian Auto Braking on New Safety Top-Scorer

Family Car Buyers to Benefit from Pedestrian Auto Braking on New Safety Top-Scorer

Press Releases   •   Aug 31, 2016 09:05 BST

New cars that will appeal to family-oriented buyers are leading the way in prioritising the highest levels of safety as standard, according to test results issued today by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)

Tom Hudd appointed as Operations Manager for Thatcham Research’s Repair Technology Centre (RTC)

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2016 13:31 BST

Tom will lead a team of 32 technical repair experts with a focus on ensuring Thatcham Research’s Repair Methods offer unrivalled technical information, continue to be relevant and easy to use for Bodyshops, and provide thought leadership around the impact of car technologies on Bodyshops in the future. The appointment reflects Thatcham Research's continual drive to invest in top talent.

Clear Vision for ADAS Recalibration

Clear Vision for ADAS Recalibration

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 13:37 BST

Newly issued code provides best practice guide to the recalibration of vital car safety technology

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Vehicle research centre backs calls to simplify safety jargon to help second hand car buyers

Press Releases   •   Jul 19, 2016 00:01 BST

As the UK’s top 10 ‘Safest Used Family Cars 2016’ are revealed by Co-op Insurance, safety experts at Thatcham Research back fresh calls to make safety information more accessible to car buyers.

The UK’s Most Popular Cars Ranked by AEB Safety

The UK’s Most Popular Cars Ranked by AEB Safety

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2016 09:17 BST

New car sales figures released today reveal that the majority of the most popular cars in Britain now offer five star crash protection, but standard fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is still only available on half of them.

Customer Experience Top Priority in Bodyshop of the Future

Customer Experience Top Priority in Bodyshop of the Future

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2016 13:24 BST

Industry experts debate key challenges for the Bodyshop of the Future at ‘Repair Focus’

New Euro NCAP Five-Star Cars Embrace Safety by Featuring Advanced High Performance Automatic Braking Systems

New Euro NCAP Five-Star Cars Embrace Safety by Featuring Advanced High Performance Automatic Braking Systems

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 09:08 BST

Vehicle safety test results issued today by Euro NCAP reveal that car makers are embracing the importance of offering a full range of advanced safety technologies on new vehicles and accepting that standard rather than optional fitment is the best policy.

The Three Life-Saving Questions That New Car Buyers Must Ask

The Three Life-Saving Questions That New Car Buyers Must Ask

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 10:00 BST

Four major automotive names will join forces at the London Motor Show as part of the Global NCAP #STOPTHECRASH partnership to ensure that consumers considering buying a new car know the life-saving questions they must ask their dealer before making their choice.

Drivers should not get too relaxed as autonomous cars get closer

Drivers should not get too relaxed as autonomous cars get closer

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

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.

Thatcham Research welcomes UN support for AEB as standard on all new cars

Thatcham Research welcomes UN support for AEB as standard on all new cars

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.

Green Light for Repair Sector Single Skill Apprenticeships

Green Light for Repair Sector Single Skill Apprenticeships

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 .

Europe Risks Falling Behind America in Vehicle Safety

Europe Risks Falling Behind America in Vehicle Safety

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.

Research Centre calls For Funding Clarity to Help Fill UK Automotive Industry Skills Gap

Research Centre calls For Funding Clarity to Help Fill UK Automotive Industry Skills Gap

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.