Tag : Thatcham Research
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.
Peter Shaw is stepping down from his role as chief executive at Thatcham Research with immediate effect due to ill health.
Carmakers should stop misleading drivers by using ‘autonomous’ terms for technology that still requires driver involvement.
Thatcham Research has appointed Allianz’s Graham Gibson as its new chairman.
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 »
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 must ensure drivers know the limitations of assisted driving technologies before the benefits to road safety are realised, Thatcham Research has warned.
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 »
Land Rover’s new Range Rover Velar has become the latest SUV to scoop a five-star Euro NCAP rating.
Changes to the way insurers categorise damaged vehicles which are salvaged are to come into effect this weekend (1 October).
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 »
UK insurers have expressed concerns that the evolution of automated driving technology could result in a short-term increase in crashes.
The insurance industry is calling for collaboration with carmakers and legislators to help develop standards on driverless car data.
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 »
Drivers should be able to buy a single motor insurance policy to cover both manual and automated driving when the first automated cars arrive.
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 »