“The biggest change to Euro NCAP’s impact testing protocols in a decade” Thatcham Research comments on safety rating overhaul

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 09:00 BST

The world's most exacting car safety programme has added a series of new tests in 2020 to keep drivers and vulnerable road users safe

Five speeding risks to be aware of when driving during lockdown

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2020 09:00 BST

Key advice for motorists to help them avoid misjudging their speed during the UK coronavirus lockdown

Lockdown should not bring a premature end to auto apprenticeship ‘learner journeys’

Press releases   •   Apr 22, 2020 09:00 BST

As the lockdown continues to create unprecedented challenges for the automotive repair sector, Thatcham Research is today issuing a call for businesses to continue their investment in apprenticeships

Improving trend, but more work to do as 13 new cars awarded mix of Superior, Basic and Poor security ratings

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 00:01 GMT

Thatcham Research releases first Consumer Security Ratings for 2020

Apollo Motor Group and Thatcham Research renew partnership

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 10:03 GMT

The independent accident repair group has signed up to escribe Plus and an ongoing Thatcham Research training programme

BMW 3 Series crowned What Car? Safety Award winner

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2020 23:00 GMT

The BMW 3 Series has not only proved popular with car reviewers and buyers, it has also impressed What Car? Safety Award judges, who have named it the safest car of the year.

Subaru’s Driver Monitoring System (DMS) beats stiff competition to win 2020 What Car? Technology Award

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2020 23:00 GMT

Subaru’s ‘DriverFocus’ Driver Monitoring System has been named as the winner of the coveted 2020 What Car? Car of the Year Technology Award.

Mixed results for brands in final Euro NCAP safety ratings release of 2019

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2019 10:21 GMT

The final set of Euro NCAP ratings of the year include six five-star rated cars

Do you drive one of the safest cars of 2019?

Press releases   •   Dec 12, 2019 00:01 GMT

The 10 safest cars of 2019 have been revealed today by a panel of judges from Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and What Car? Magazine

Tesla Model X surges ahead of Porsche Taycan on safety, Jeep Renegade posts 2019 rating low

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 09:00 GMT

A bumper batch of Euro NCAP test results has been released. Find out how the Audi Q7, Ford Kuga, Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 2008, Porsche Taycan, Renault Captur, Škoda Octavia, Subaru Forester, Tesla Model X and VW Sharan fared in the world's most challenging car safety programme

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As the UK's only insurer funded automotive research centre, Thatcham Research enjoy a wide remit at the forefront of the latest vehicle technology. Thatcham's leading work in vehicle safety and security has a vital role in shaping the designs of new vehicles, whilst the centre is also seen as a key industry player at the forefront of driving standards in vehicle body repair.

Thatcham's Crash Laboratory is the only official UK crash testing centre for consumer safety body Euro NCAP and are viewed as a centre of excellence when it comes to active vehicle safety, particularly the evaluation of new Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) which provide the foundation for future vehicle autonomy.

Enjoying an increasingly global influence in both the insurance and automotive sectors, Thatcham Research expertise is in great demand with a range of opinion leaders being regularly asked to provide their experience and know-how at high profile events and in the media, living up to their reputation as ‘Experts in Safety, Security and Crash Repair’.

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