Categories: car safety
Enhancing vehicle safety with technology: how the latest Euro NCAP results mark a shift towards new sensing technologies
Euro NCAP Changes for 2023
The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which assesses the safety performance of new vehicles entering the European market, is the benchmark for vehicle safety. The testing and performance protocols used in the Euro NCAP are regularly updated to reflect technological advancements in vehicles to ensure they represent the latest and highest safety sta
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
Thatcham Research partners with Toyota on pioneering Hydrogen Hilux project
Thatcham Research is working closely with Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (TMUK) to develop a hydrogen version of Toyota’s iconic Hilux pick-up.
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.
Well-balanced Mercedes-EQ EQE top rated for Assisted Driving
Mercedes-EQ EQE ‘Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC’ system achieves right balance of Vehicle Assistance and Driver Engagement
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
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
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.
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
Charged and EV Ready: AW Repair Group becomes first group to complete Thatcham Research EV training
All AW Repair Group sites receive EV Ready certification
BMW iX3 emerges as top performer in latest Assisted Driving Gradings
Latest assessments show some VMs getting Assisted Driving tech implementation and marketing right
Mainstream Manufacturers pave the way in EV safety sphere
In the penultimate round of Euro NCAP testing for 2021, a new set of five cars faced the world’s most exacting crash tests evaluations.
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