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Tag : Thatcham Research

Ford Focus and Volvo XC40 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

2 months ago / 0 comments

The new Volvo XC40 and Ford Focus have both achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating while being commended for their Autonomous Emergency Braking performance.

Thatcham chief executive Peter Shaw to step down

3 months ago / 0 comments

Peter Shaw is stepping down from his role as chief executive at Thatcham Research with immediate effect due to ill health.

Calling cars ‘autonomous’ is putting drivers at risk

3 months ago / 0 comments

Carmakers should stop misleading drivers by using ‘autonomous’ terms for technology that still requires driver involvement.

Hacking vulnerability to affect insurance ratings

5 months ago / 0 comments

Insurance ratings for new cars will be updated in 2019, recognising for the first time how vulnerable they are to hacking and keyless theft – said … Read More »

Thatcham Research appoints new chairman

6 months ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research has appointed Allianz’s Graham Gibson as its new chairman.

Carmakers urged to step up standard fitment of AEB

8 months ago / 0 comments

Thatcham has praised the XC60 – winner of the 2018 What Car? Best Safety Award – as it reiterates its call for other carmakers to fit … Read More »

Q&A: Matthew Avery, head of research, Thatcham

8 months ago / 0 comments

Thatcham’s head of research Matthew Avery speaks to Natalie Middleton about the importance of AEB for fleets and the need for differentiation between assisted and automated … Read More »

Thatcham reveals top 10 safest cars

9 months ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research has named its top 10 safest cars of the year, including fleet staples such as the Vauxhall Insignia and Volvo S90 / V90.

Fleets warned to explain limits of partial automation

10 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets must ensure drivers know the limitations of assisted driving technologies before the benefits to road safety are realised, Thatcham Research has warned.

Prevent keyless entry theft with a few simple measures

10 months ago / 1 comments

Drivers concerned over the growing trend of ‘relay’ car theft are being advised that there are a number of actions they can take to help keep … Read More »

Range Rover Velar awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

12 months ago / 0 comments

Land Rover’s new Range Rover Velar has become the latest SUV to scoop a five-star Euro NCAP rating.

Insurers update rules for handling write-offs

12 months ago / 0 comments

Changes to the way insurers categorise damaged vehicles which are salvaged are to come into effect this weekend (1 October).

Fleets urged to spec vehicles with Autonomous Emergency Braking

12 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets and private drivers are being urged to ensure their new cars are fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to help cut down on road deaths … Read More »

Transition to autonomous driving could increase accidents in short term, says insurers

1 year ago / 0 comments

UK insurers have expressed concerns that the evolution of automated driving technology could result in a short-term increase in crashes.

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 7 June

1 year ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… Free Venson driver guide answers common questions on ULEVs Venson Automotive Solutions has published a ‘Plug-In Vehicle Guide’ to help give … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 6 June

1 year ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… New CTO at Thatcham Research as Andrew Miller leaves  Richard Billyeald is to join Thatcham Research as chief technical officer … Read More »

Today in Fleet: Monday 22 May

1 year ago / 1 comments

All the key news in fleet… Triple whammy for UK true fleet market in April The UK’s true fleet market fell 25.1% in April as it … Read More »

UK insurers call for framework on driverless car data

2 years ago / 0 comments

The insurance industry is calling for collaboration with carmakers and legislators to help develop standards on driverless car data.

Latest Euro NCAP ratings show ‘safety still comes at a price’, says Thatcham

2 years ago / 0 comments

Although the new E-Class has received a five-star Euro NCAP rating, Mercedes-Benz has missed an opportunity to promote advanced safety features as standard, according to Thatcham … Read More »

Insurance policies should cover manual and automated driving, say ABI and Thatcham

2 years ago / 0 comments

Drivers should be able to buy a single motor insurance policy to cover both manual and automated driving when the first automated cars arrive.

43% of drivers have left car keys with a stranger

2 years ago / 0 comments

Drivers are being urged to take action to help prevent vehicle theft as new figures find that 43% of motorists have left their car keys with … Read More »

Half of UK’s top 10 best-selling cars don’t offer standard AEB fitment

2 years ago / 0 comments

Carmakers are being urged to prioritise fitting Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) technology to their best-selling models to make the biggest contribution to reducing the number of … Read More »