Press releases • Sep 08, 2016 00:01 BST
Car theft overall has declined significantly, but following a recent rise in incidents a new initiative is encouraging drivers to remain vigilant of their vehicles and keys.
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).
Press releases • Aug 04, 2016 13:31 BST
Tom will lead a team of 32 technical repair experts with a focus on ensuring Thatcham Research’s Repair Methods offer unrivalled technical information, continue to be relevant and easy to use for Bodyshops, and provide thought leadership around the impact of car technologies on Bodyshops in the future. The appointment reflects Thatcham Research's continual drive to invest in top talent.
Press releases • Jul 19, 2016 00:01 BST
As the UK’s top 10 ‘Safest Used Family Cars 2016’ are revealed by Co-op Insurance, safety experts at Thatcham Research back fresh calls to make safety information more accessible to car buyers.
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.
News • Jun 28, 2016 12:07 BST
Matthew Avery, Director of Research at the UK’s leading independent vehicle safety organisation, Thatcham Research, will this evening feature on ITV4’s 'Goodwood First Glance' in an interview with Nicki Shields, explaining the key stages in the move towards full vehicle autonomy and why safety has to be the priority.
Press releases • Jun 27, 2016 13:24 BST
Industry experts debate key challenges for the Bodyshop of the Future at ‘Repair Focus’
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.
News • Jun 15, 2016 12:32 BST
Chief Executive of Thatcham Research, Peter Shaw welcomed the continuing efforts to promote life-saving crash avoidance technologies across the globe, as the #STOPTHECRASH partnership hosted its Latin America Launch.
News • Jun 06, 2016 13:13 BST
BBC Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme, ‘YOU & YOURS’, today (6 June 2016) featured discussion on the importance of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as a crucial car safety technology – highlighting the role of consumers in insisting it is a key feature on their cars, and the responsibility that car makers have to make it more widely available...
News • May 17, 2016 15:16 BST
A look forward at the expected stages of vehicle automation that are relevant to a new Transport Bill to be announced in the Queen's Speech that will help pave the way for driverless cars.
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.
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.
Thatcham Research welcomes Volvo Cars UK’s largest and most ambitious real world autonomous driving trial
Press releases • Apr 27, 2016 00:01 BST
Thatcham Research welcomes Volvo Cars’ UK-based autonomous driving trial announced today - called ‘Drive Me London’ – that significantly differentiates itself from other autonomous driving trials by using real families driving cars on UK public roads.
News • Apr 20, 2016 13:20 BST
The Toyota Prius is the first car to have undergone Euro NCAP’s newest test of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology for pedestrians.
Press releases • Apr 15, 2016 16:57 BST
Thatcham Research welcomes the United Nations General Assembly adopting a resolution which represents the strongest ever commitment on road safety made by UN Member States. Peter Shaw, Chief Executive of Thatcham Research available for comment.
Press releases • Apr 14, 2016 17:05 BST
Continued long term funding for apprenticeships in core occupations including Paint, Panel and Mechanical in the Automotive Collision Repair Sector has been secured following extensive consultation with the Department for Business Innovation & Skills .
Press releases • Mar 22, 2016 10:53 GMT
Responding to the European Transport Safety Council’s (ETSC) call for an overhaul of the European car safety framework, Thatcham Research supports the need for regulatory intervention to ensure that lifesaving technologies such as Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) is standard on all vehicles.
Press releases • Mar 11, 2016 14:10 GMT
The success of the UK automotive industry is creating increased demand for new skills. However, uncertainty over access to funding could jeopardise government targets of delivering 3 million new apprentice starts over the next 4 years, according to Thatcham Research.