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Five of the 11 new cars launched in 2019 rated Poor for security

Five of the 11 new cars launched in 2019 rated Poor for security

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 00:01 GMT

Thatcham Research has launched security ratings to help consumers better understand the theft risk of new cars against a back drop of rising vehicle thefts. The new ratings assess whether measures to specifically address the keyless entry/start vulnerability, have been adopted.

Enterprise looks to Thatcham Research ecademy for next generation automotive technical learning

Enterprise looks to Thatcham Research ecademy for next generation automotive technical learning

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2019 09:15 GMT

ecademy will support over 100 Enterprise employees from vehicle damage assessors, field repair network supervisors, to managers and maintenance approval support teams.

Diamonds in the rough: five-star safety ratings for Seat, Mercedes-Benz and Honda SUVs

Diamonds in the rough: five-star safety ratings for Seat, Mercedes-Benz and Honda SUVs

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2019 09:00 GMT

The first three cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 have all achieved the maximum five-star rating for safety.

Don’t blame drivers for fully automated accidents

Don’t blame drivers for fully automated accidents

Press releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 10:10 GMT

​Drivers of fully automated vehicles should not be held liable for accidents involving their cars while the technology is in charge, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is warning.

A class act: Mercedes A-Class wins What Car? Safety Award 2019

A class act: Mercedes A-Class wins What Car? Safety Award 2019

Press releases   •   Jan 22, 2019 22:30 GMT

The winner and runners up for the What Car? Safety Award 2019 have been revealed - and this year it's gone to a small family car for the first time ever

Thatcham Research reveals the ten safest new drives for 2019

Thatcham Research reveals the ten safest new drives for 2019

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 09:04 GMT

The ten safest cars launched in 2018 have been

FIAT Panda panned as Euro NCAP awards it zero-stars for safety

FIAT Panda panned as Euro NCAP awards it zero-stars for safety

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 09:00 GMT

The facelifted FIAT Panda has been given one of the lowest scores in Euro NCAP's history

Suncorp becomes first Thatcham Research ‘Global Associate’

Suncorp becomes first Thatcham Research ‘Global Associate’

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 09:04 GMT

Suncorp, one of Australia's largest financial services brands, welcomed as Thatcham Research's first ever Global Associate member

Thatcham Research contribution to motoring recognised by the Guild of Motoring Writers
Jonathan Hewett appointed as Chief Executive at Thatcham Research

Jonathan Hewett appointed as Chief Executive at Thatcham Research

Press releases   •   Nov 27, 2018 00:01 GMT

New Thatcham Research Chief Executive in pursuit of the 'Safer cars, fewer crashes' vision

Hyundai in its element as hydrogen-powered NEXO scores five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Hyundai in its element as hydrogen-powered NEXO scores five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 09:07 BST

Results from the latest batch of cars to be tested by Euro NCAP and its partners have been announced today, read on to find out more about the top safety performers

Automated Driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers, study reveals

Automated Driving hype is dangerously confusing drivers, study reveals

Press releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 10:30 BST

The #TestingAutomation consumer study, commissioned by Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global NCAP, has discovered potentially dangerous false impressions around the apparent Self-Driving capability of new cars. Read on to find out more

New Thatcham Research online technical awareness programme to help bridge auto repair industry knowledge gap

New Thatcham Research online technical awareness programme to help bridge auto repair industry knowledge gap

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 09:00 BST

Thatcham Research is today launching ecademy - a new online technical awareness programme to keep employees up-to-date with developments that may have a significant impact on repair processes

Three-star Euro NCAP rated Suzuki Jimny falls short on safety

Three-star Euro NCAP rated Suzuki Jimny falls short on safety

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 09:00 BST

Safety testing results for four vehicles across a range of categories have been released by Euro NCAP today. Read on to find out how the VW Touareg, Ford Tourneo Connect, Audi A6 and Suzuki Jimny fared.

Volvo continues to lead the way in car safety, Ford ups its safety game

Volvo continues to lead the way in car safety, Ford ups its safety game

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 09:00 BST

Matthew Avery, Thatcham's Director of Research, offers an expert view on the latest cars to go through the Euro NCAP safety testing regime

Spotlight on apprentice success at Thatcham Research graduation ceremony

Spotlight on apprentice success at Thatcham Research graduation ceremony

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 12:26 BST

Graduates honoured at the Thatcham Research and ABP Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards 2018

Thatcham Research’s Peter Shaw to step down as Chief Executive

Thatcham Research’s Peter Shaw to step down as Chief Executive

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 09:00 BST

Peter Shaw is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive with immediate effect due to ill-health.

Carmaker use of the word ‘autonomous’ a danger to UK roads

Carmaker use of the word ‘autonomous’ a danger to UK roads

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2018 00:01 BST

Use of the word Autonomous in carmaker marketing and literature is lulling drivers into a false sense of security, Thatcham Research warns

Thatcham Research calls on UK Government and carmakers to not stall on mandatory AEB fitment

Thatcham Research calls on UK Government and carmakers to not stall on mandatory AEB fitment

Press releases   •   May 17, 2018 12:30 BST

Just as seat belts are a legal requirement on all cars and vans, AEB should be as well Thatcham Research has campaigned for many years for it to be standard on all vehicles No blockers should be put in the way by car makers or parliamentarians around making AEB mandatory on all UK cars and vans as soon as possible

Solus Warrington’s George Roberts named Thatcham Research Mentor of the Year at the British Bodyshop Awards