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Tag : Thatcham Research

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

4 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

5 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

5 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

7 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

8 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 »