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Tag : Thatcham Research

Government plans for automated driving systems ‘to put lives at risk’

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is being urged to revise its plans to introduce Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) onto UK roads from early 2021 as they will “put … Read More »

Thatcham Research continues work on safe ADAS repair

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research is introducing new IMI-accredited ADAS calibration training designed to address a skill gap in Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) repair, ahead of the arrival … Read More »

Faraday case to protect Kia models from keyless theft

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kia drivers can now buy a Faraday case that helps stop models with a keyless entry system from being hacked after Thatcham research indicated a possible … Read More »

Thatcham issues ADAS recalibration guidance ahead of new code of practice

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thatcham has published guidance on how to manage vehicle repairs involving Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to help ensure vital vehicle safety functions remain operational post-repair.

Thatcham and ABI continue work on defining automated driving

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research and the ABI have embarked on the latest round of automotive industry consultation around automated driving with the publication of a new ‘Defining Safe … Read More »

Keyless theft risks highlighted in new Thatcham ratings

2 years ago / 0 comments

More than half of the new cars launched so far this year have potential keyless entry/start vulnerabilities that could leave them vulnerable to relay attack.

Tarraco, G-Class and CR-V scoop five-star safety ratings

2 years ago / 0 comments

Euro NCAP has published its first test results for 2019, which saw five-star ratings for the Seat Tarraco, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Honda CR-V SUVs.

Safety must come first in driverless car trials, says Thatcham

2 years ago / 0 comments

Government plans to accelerate the introduction of driverless car trials on public roads to become a world leader must be balanced with vital safety considerations.

Thatcham Research reveals 10 safest new cars

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research has revealed its list of the 10 safest new cars for 2019, which team up top-level crash protection ratings with crash avoidance technology.

Thatcham names new chief executive

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thatcham Research has appointed Jonathan Hewett as chief executive, succeeding Peter Shaw who stepped down earlier this year.

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

3 years 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 years 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 years 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

3 years 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

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

Carmakers urged to step up standard fitment of AEB

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 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

5 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

5 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.