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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.

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

Another five-star car from JLR, but with Citroën five-stars  comes at an extra cost

Another five-star car from JLR, but with Citroën five-stars comes at an extra cost

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 09:00 BST

Euro NCAP launch the second round of 2019 crash test results

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

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

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

A Five Star Fiesta for Euro NCAP’s 20th Anniversary
Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Škoda and MINI get top safety ratings

Press releases   •   May 31, 2017 16:19 BST

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.

Thatcham Research Reveals the Car Technologies of 2017 that could Save Your Life

Thatcham Research Reveals the Car Technologies of 2017 that could Save Your Life

Press releases   •   Jan 12, 2017 08:30 GMT

• Toyota Prius the safest new car of 2017, wins this year’s What Car? Safety Award • Prius features class-leading Reverse AEB as standard, aiming to reduce the UK’s £1.7 bn annual parking damage bill • Safety campaigners celebrate chance to decrease the UK's 400 yearly pedestrian deaths, as all ten finalists carry Pedestrian AEB as standard • The Peugeot 3008 & VW Tiguan highly commended

Safest cars in UK for 2017 announced

Safest cars in UK for 2017 announced

Press releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 09:00 GMT

• Top ten safest new cars of 2017: What Car? Safety Award long list announced • Manufacturers recognised for safety innovation, driving safer cars on UK road • Safety not at a price, with budget brands now offering key safety features as standard • Huge steps forward in collision avoidance technology - toughest tests to date • Two hybrids, and four SUVs shows market growth in newer segments

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

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

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