Six 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

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

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

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.

Thatcham Research Welcomes News of Government Driverless Car Ambitions, but ‘Safety Must Come First’

News   •   Feb 06, 2019 15:15 GMT

Thatcham Research supports Government’s ambition to position UK at the vanguard of technology development

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

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

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’

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

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 13:28 GMT

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As the UK's only insurer funded automotive research centre, Thatcham Research enjoy a wide remit at the forefront of the latest vehicle technology. Thatcham's leading work in vehicle safety and security has a vital role in shaping the designs of new vehicles, whilst the centre is also seen as a key industry player at the forefront of driving standards in vehicle body repair.

Thatcham's Crash Laboratory is the only official UK crash testing centre for consumer safety body Euro NCAP and are viewed as a centre of excellence when it comes to active vehicle safety, particularly the evaluation of new Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) which provide the foundation for future vehicle autonomy.

Enjoying an increasingly global influence in both the insurance and automotive sectors, Thatcham Research expertise is in great demand with a range of opinion leaders being regularly asked to provide their experience and know-how at high profile events and in the media, living up to their reputation as ‘Experts in Safety, Security and Crash Repair’.

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