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Thatcham Gathers International Expertise Together in the UK

Thatcham Gathers International Expertise Together in the UK

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 11:47 BST

Automotive research and repair experts from around the globe met together in the heart of England this week to discuss some of the burning issues affecting the automotive and insurance industries worldwide.

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.

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2015 11:33 BST

Thatcham Research hosted a visit from a high profile Saudi Arabian delegation last week, as the group embark on a partnership to bring improved standards in vehicle assessment and crash repair to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Solus Apprentice Success Leads to New Recruitment Drive

Solus Apprentice Success Leads to New Recruitment Drive

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 11:26 BST

The future of vehicle crash repair looks to be in capable hands at Solus Accident Repair Centres, as the nationwide network of accident repair centres owned and operated by Aviva announces the next phase of its apprenticeship strategy with the start of a new drive to recruit a new generation of repair technicians.

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.

Thatcham Award Recognises Importance of Supporting Young Talent

Thatcham Award Recognises Importance of Supporting Young Talent

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2015 10:46 BST

Last night’s British Bodyshop Awards provided the perfect platform for Thatcham to acknowledge their own industry champion, as new Head of Commercial Services, Matthew Wright presented the research centre’s award for ‘Apprentice Mentor of the Year’.

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.