Categories: autonomy & technology
The safest new car of 2022: Tesla Model Y crowned What Car? Safety Award winner as European new car releases achieve best-ever Euro NCAP test scores
Tesla scoops safety prize at the annual What Car? Car of the Year awards, held in London Model Y’s 98% Safety Assist score highest-ever recorded by Euro NCAP Strong-performing Smart #1 and Mercedes EQE named as award runners-up Euro NCAP reports best-ever results in 2022 with 53 of 67 cars tested earning five-star rating Driver monitoring systems and centre airbags now feature on majority of shor
Best-ever Euro NCAP test results shape Thatcham Research safest cars list for 2022
Thatcham Research and What Car? present 10-car shortlist for the What Car? Safety Award 2023 Judges only consider five-star Euro NCAP rated vehicles, along with other criteria such as safety innovation and mass market appeal All cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2022 score four- or five-star rating for first time in programme history Results show safety performance remains a top priority for carmakers
Comment: Mercedes/Bosch fully automated parking system approved in Germany
The world’s first automated driverless parking function has been officially approved for commercial use, with Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority green-lighting the Mercedes-Benz / Bosch automated parking system in a parking garage at Stuttgart Airport.
Thatcham Research chief research strategy officer Matthew Avery comments:
“Mercedes-Benz continues to break new ground in Germany, w
Trust in Automation: US and UK motorists’ behavioural quirks reveal Automated system design challenge
Further insights revealed from the Trust in Automation survey
Confused UK drivers believe they can buy a fully Autonomous car today
Over half of UK drivers think that they can buy a fully Autonomous car today.
Tesla sets new ADAS performance benchmark, new Chinese entrants also gain five-star Euro NCAP ratings
Another strong batch of vehicle scores has been announced in the latest round of Euro NCAP testing, with all but one achieving a five-star rating.
Matthew Avery, Chief Research Strategy Officer from Thatcham Research, comments:
“The Tesla Model Y has aced testing, securing outstanding all-round safety ratings. It has scored the highest grade ever seen in the Safety Assist category at 98% a
Thatcham Research comment: Safe adoption pivotal to realising the societal benefits of self-driving technology
Safe adoption will play a pivotal role in realising the societal benefits of self-driving technology.
Seeing Stars: Top safety performers revealed in latest Euro NCAP results
All six vehicles in the most recent round of Euro NCAP testing announced today have achieved four or five-star ratings
Latest Euro NCAP gradings show Nissan and Volkswagen are bringing high-performance Assisted Driving to the mainstream
The latest round of Euro NCAP results feature assessment of four new cars with ‘Level 2’ Assisted Driving systems.
COMMENT: Thatcham Research responds to Highway Code changes designed to bring ‘self-driving revolution’ closer
Thatcham Research responds to Highway Code changes designed to bring ‘self-driving revolution’ closer
DS and Honda models perform well in latest safety testing, Dacia Jogger awarded one-star rating
Dacia Jogger produces it’s second vehicle to be awarded one-star safety rating
COMMENT: Mercedes-Benz to accept liability for accidents when Automated Driving System engaged
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will accept legal responsibility for collisions that occur in cars fitted with an ‘L3’ Automated Lane Keeping System, when directly caused by a fault with its technology but not when the driver has "failed to comply with their duty of care".
With this news representing another significant milestone on the road towards Automated Driving, Matthew Avery, chief
Thatcham Research comment: First car safety testing results for 2022 set positive tone
This first set of Euro NCAP results for 2022 represents a great start to the year from a safety perspective
WTW partners with Thatcham Research to help insurers adapt to new vehicle technology challenge
WTW and Thatcham Research have announced a new partnership
COMMENT: Law Commission report marks necessary step on the journey to safe Automated Driving on UK roads
The Law Commissions have today (26 January 2022) published a joint report, recommending the introduction of a new Automated Vehicles Act to ensure the safe adoption of vehicles with self-driving capability.
CHARGING AHEAD: Gridserve wins 2022 What Car? Innovation Award, in association with Thatcham Research
Gridserve beats BMW and Hyundai to claim innovation accolade
Nissan Qashqai sets the safety benchmark, winning What Car? Safety Award sponsored by Thatcham Research
Nissan’s Qashqai is pound-for-pound the UK’s safest car in 2022.
Thatcham Research reveals the UK’s safest new cars of 2021
Year’s best performers across tough Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research testing revealed
BMW iX3 emerges as top performer in latest Assisted Driving Gradings
Latest assessments show some VMs getting Assisted Driving tech implementation and marketing right
Zenzic and Thatcham Research reveal plans for Automated Driving System consumer ratings
UK leads development of future independent consumer safety rating scheme
World-first consumer rating to support the safe introduction, adoption and use of Automated Driving Systems on UK roads – starting with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS)
Project brings together globally renowned experts via Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) Testbed UK partners
Zenzic, the organisation dedicated