ADAS: post-repair calibration to “Vehicle Manufacturer tolerances” is essential
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
Thatcham Research kicks off next phase of Automated Driving consultation with ‘Defining Safe Automation’ document
Intelligent Speed Assistance a smart move for road safety
Thatcham Research welcomes EU legislation on mandatory car safety tech
Enterprise looks to Thatcham Research ecademy for next generation automotive technical learning
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
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
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
Today, Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Škoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack (1). The Suzuki Swift is rated as three stars as standard and four stars with the optional safety equipment.
All cars tested reached five star levels for adult occ
Daniel Payne appointed to new Chief Digital Officer role
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
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
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
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).