Categories: vehicle repair
Thatcham Research’s Road To Rally project celebrates participation in AutoRaise rally and sets sights on Bangers4Ben charity rally
Automotive Risk Intelligence company Thatcham Research is celebrating their participation in the AutoRaise charity rally, completing the two-day event in their restored 2007 Mazda MX5 and raising £2,750.
Thatcham Research ‘insurability’ consultancy supports Toyota and industry consortium partners in pioneering powertrain conversion
Thatcham Research, renowned for research-led automotive risk intelligence, is hailing Toyota’s prototype hydrogen fuel cell variant of its iconic Hilux pick up as a benchmark in sustainable vehicle design strategy.
The Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd (TMUK) led project is a collaborative effort to pioneer zero-emission technology in the commercial vehicle market, reflecting evolving custome
Apprentice numbers stalling despite Thatcham Research programme expansion
Last year, Thatcham Research doubled its MET (Mechanical Electrical Trim) technician capacity in recognition of increased customer demand. This increase was possible thanks to funding from insurer members who recognised the requirement for greater learning capacity within the repair sector.
With expectations to have almost 300 learners on programme by the end of 2023, approximately 25% more
New report highlights risks to Battery Electric Vehicle adoption if repair and insurance sector concerns are not addressed
Thatcham Research and Innovate UK’s much-anticipated Impact of BEV Adoption on the Repair and Insurance Sectors report finds all parts of the Motor Insurance Claims process will need to adapt to support transition to Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). Implications remain unquantified on repair capacity, training and skills, cost, and lifetime sustainability of BEVs. Although solutions exist for m
Moving with the times: Thatcham Research’s escribe celebrates 10 years of providing vital intelligence to the repair industry
escribe continues to serve UK vehicle repairers in its 10th anniversary year. Repair portal contains more than half a million repair methods, across more than 1,000 models. escribe users complete just under two million methods downloads per year. Demand for ADAS repair methods guidance has risen by 58% in the last five years. EV repair methods downloads have increased by more than 300% since 2018
Thatcham Research enables sustainable headlamp repair with new guidance
Headlamps are one of the most commonly damaged components on a vehicle The need for sustainable headlamp repair is increasing; the cost of a replacement headlamp can be as much as 8% of a new vehicle’s value Thatcham Research has investigated headlamp repair options and used data to create new best practice guidance for vehicle repairers and carmakers The guidance highlights how bracket repair
Thatcham Research secures funding to identify EV repair and insurance pain points
Five-month research project funded by Innovate UK (IUK), the UK’s innovation agency
· Insurer LV= and SYNETIQ, a specialist in vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling, to support Thatcham Research
Risk intelligence specialist Thatcham Research is today announcing that it will lead a funded project focused on Electric Vehicle (EV) collision repair and salvage processes and their i
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.
Apprentice and Apprentice Mentor of the Year Awards – Winners Revealed
The ABP British Bodyshop Awards took place last night, giving companies an industry platform to recognise and celebrate the fantastic work of bodyshops and individuals throughout the year.
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
Boosting EV sales is just part of the auto industry’s COP26 response
There’s more to meeting the COP26 call for increased electric vehicle sales than rushing out new models, writes Jonathan Hewett, Chief Executive of Thatcham Research
Thatcham Research unveils ‘EV Ready’ Training Programme
Blended learning programme will support the crucial need for automotive businesses and their employees to learn how to interact with all Electric Vehicles (EVs) safely and effectively
AW Repair Group upgrades to escribe
AW Repair Group returns to Thatcham Research for repair methods and blended learning programme
Thatcham Research Vehicle Damage Assessor apprentices at the cutting edge of blended learning
Thatcham Research is on-boarding 15 learners during a virtual realisation week which began on 29 March.
The new cohort met one another along with their Thatcham Research tutors, trainers, assessors, and safeguarding officer via Microsoft Teams. Online sessions for the Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) apprentices will continue through the week, including a virtual tour of Thatcham Research’s state
Apprentices set to return to Thatcham Research Automotive Academy
Thatcham Research is delighted that its Automotive Academy will welcome back apprentices for onsite training from Monday, September 7.
Insurance Industry Requirements to enable long-term sustainability of ADAS-equipped vehicles
Insurer established requirements bring much needed clarity to the safe repair of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
DLG Auto Services’ Nemhoy McCooty named Thatcham Research Apprentice Mentor of the Year
Apprentice Mentor of the Year Award celebrates the positive impact mentors have on apprentices while on their ‘learner journey’
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