Subjects: Cars and traffic
BMW iX3 emerges as top performer in latest Assisted Driving Gradings
Latest assessments show some VMs getting Assisted Driving tech implementation and marketing right
Surge in electric vehicle adoption marks pivotal moment for EV stakeholders
The steep rise in electric vehicle sales is a pivotal moment for all EV stakeholders, writes Adrian Watson, Head of Engineering Research at Thatcham Research
September 2021 was the UK’s best month ever for new battery electric vehicle (BEV) registrations, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Not only did the 32,721 new BEV registrations account for 15.2% of the ma
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
Motofix charging up for technology changes with ecademy from Thatcham Research
Continuous Professional development for a workforce of more than 200 staff secured with access to online repair training through Thatcham Research’s ecademy
Thatcham Research underpins the next three years of Motofix’s learning and development strategy, encompassing technical and non-technical teams
Programme incorporates vital Electric Vehicle training in preparation to become ‘EV Ready’
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.
Thatcham Research celebrates exceptional repair industry talent helping to close the skills gap
Thatcham Research is today announcing the winners of its Apprentice and Apprentice Mentor of the Year Awards.
Addressing the skills shortage: Thatcham Research doubles apprentice intake for 2021
Thatcham Research is today announcing two major intakes of new starters planned in the Autumn, with over 150 much-needed apprentices set to join the programme this year.
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
UK insurers gain insights into new vehicle features as Verisk adds Thatcham Research Variant Code
Variant Code addresses long-standing challenge to accurately underwrite new vehicles
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
Missing occupant interaction countermeasures see Renault Kangoo and Vauxhall Mokka fall short of five-stars
Renault Kangoo and Vauxhall Mokka achieve 4-star ratings in latest Euro NCAP testing
AW Repair Group upgrades to escribe
AW Repair Group returns to Thatcham Research for repair methods and blended learning programme
Debut Genesis models ace Euro NCAP safety tests
The Genesis GV80 and G80 have both emerged from rigorous Euro NCAP safety assessment with five-star ratings. Although achieving a four-star Euro NCAP rating, the Citroen C4 performed “adequately”, according to Matthew Avery.
Thatcham Research enjoys success at Bodyshop Live awards
Thatcham Research colleagues Tom Leggett and Courtney Goodall have been recognised in the 30 Under 30: Rising Stars category at the Bodyshop Live Awards. Read on to find out more about their achievement.
Government urged to take caution in paving the way for Automated Driving
Responding to the UK Government’s announcement today (28 April 2021) around paving the way for Automated Driving, Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) are urging caution.
“There is still a lot of work needed by both legislators and the automotive industry before any vehicle can be classed as automated and allowed safely on to the UK roads,” comments Matthew Avery, dir
Latest Volkswagen Group EVs power to five-star safety ratings
VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq impress in Euro NCAP assessments, but Dacia Sandero
disappoints safety experts as it emerges with just a two-star rating
VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings in rapidly-growing SUV sector Both all-electric SUVs impress with strong scores across world’s strictest assessment protocols Dacia Sandero lacks passive and vital active safety perfo
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
New brands choose safety in Euro NCAP’s first tests of 2021
Thatcham Research offers an expert view on the first cars to be tested by Euro NCAP in 2021