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Tesla Model 3 sets new safety technology benchmark in Euro NCAP testing

Tesla Model 3 sets new safety technology benchmark in Euro NCAP testing

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 09:00 BST

Results for the latest cars to be rated against Euro NCAP’s most demanding tests to date have been announced today. Cars from DS, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Škoda and Tesla all achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety.

Thatcham Research welcomes 5StarS’ assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Thatcham Research welcomes 5StarS’ assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2019 10:15 BST

The 5StarS consortium has launched its proposed assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Clean sweep of five-star cars means drivers have never been safer

Clean sweep of five-star cars means drivers have never been safer

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 09:00 BST

Cars from Audi, Lexus, Mazda, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen all achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety.

DLG Auto Services’ Nemhoy McCooty named Thatcham Research Apprentice Mentor of the Year

DLG Auto Services’ Nemhoy McCooty named Thatcham Research Apprentice Mentor of the Year

Press releases   •   May 10, 2019 13:56 BST

Apprentice Mentor of the Year Award celebrates the positive impact mentors have on apprentices while on their ‘learner journey’

ADAS: post-repair calibration to “Vehicle Manufacturer tolerances” is essential

ADAS: post-repair calibration to “Vehicle Manufacturer tolerances” is essential

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 09:00 BST

Thatcham Research is today providing much needed clarity to the automotive, automotive repair and insurance industries on how to manage vehicle repairs involving ADAS

Next round of consultation for safe adoption of Automated Driving announced at  ABI Conference

Next round of consultation for safe adoption of Automated Driving announced at ABI Conference

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 09:38 BST

Thatcham Research kicks off next phase of Automated Driving consultation with ‘Defining Safe Automation’ document

Intelligent Speed Assistance a smart move for road safety

Intelligent Speed Assistance a smart move for road safety

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2019 14:03 GMT

Thatcham Research welcomes EU legislation on mandatory car safety tech

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.

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.

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

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Press releases   •   May 31, 2017 16:19 BST

Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role

Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2016 11:17 GMT

Chief Digital Officer role created that reflects data being the lifeblood of great research Focus will be on: • Developing a new Data Strategy • Data Integration and Interface to seamlessly integrate industry data to deliver more impactful research to Members • Information Security to ensure on-going compliance with continuously improving industry recognised standards

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

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).

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

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.

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.