COMMENT: Thatcham Research supports House of Commons Transport Committee report on self-driving vehicles
The recently published House of Commons Transport Committee report extensively covers various aspects of self-driving vehicles, including insurance, government policy and consumer adoption. Tom Leggett, vehicle technology specialist at risk intelligence company Thatcham Research offers an expert view on the report’s findings.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Thatcham Research reveals the UK’s safest new cars of 2021
Year’s best performers across tough Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research testing revealed
‘Guardian Angel’ role for Automated Driving systems vital to safe implementation
How does the automotive industry move towards Automated Driving Systems safely?
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.