Tag / autonomy & technology
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 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 • 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 • Feb 12, 2016 10:37 GMT
• Thatcham Research welcomes the support of ‘What Car?’ magazine as they join the call for Autonomous Emergency Braking on all new cars • No longer any excuse for car makers to launch new cars without AEB as standard. Where it is an “extra”, car manufacturers and dealerships, need to promote and explain the benefits of potentially lifesaving technology more effectively to consumers
News • Jan 20, 2016 09:54 GMT
UK motor insurers are committing themselves to helping smooth the path of driverless cars onto UK roads, with the launch of a new initiative to address some of the issues which need to be overcome.
Press releases • Jan 05, 2016 09:19 GMT
• Support for adoption of Autonomous Emergency Braking • Inclusion of Euro NCAP Safety ratings in official government buying standards • Adoption of a common set of standards to develop intelligent mobility
Press releases • Dec 02, 2015 12:18 GMT
As Euro NCAP release their last vehicle safety ratings for 2015, Thatcham Research believes that the prospects for “vulnerable road users” such as pedestrians and cyclists are improving, as vehicle manufacturers future proof their safety systems using camera technology.
Press releases • Nov 18, 2015 12:13 GMT
As the “Stop the Crash Partnership” kicked off a new worldwide vehicle safety campaign by calling on the Brazilian government to mandate Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Thatcham Research experts backed up the initiative.
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.
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.