Lack of protection against theft from keyless entry ‘relay attacks’ results in ‘Poor’ security ratings for DS3 Crossback, Mazda 3, Toyota Rav-4 and Volvo S60
Thatcham is campaigning to stop the gradual introduction of driver assistance technology for fears it could lead to drivers “disengaging” and road safety “dropping off a cliff”.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is only standard on 7% of Ford, 14% of Vauxhall, 14% of Kia and 16% of Audi cars available in UK showrooms today.
Thatcham is offering tips to help drivers battle the recent spate of ‘relay attack’ thefts targeting keyless entry systems on vehicles in the UK.
The month’s second set of Euro NCAP crash testing results have been released, with all eight vehicles achieving five-star ratings.
UK insurers have set out minimum criteria for a vehicle's automated systems to clarify what a vehicle should be capable of doing to deserve the title 'automated'.
Thatcham has formed a working group with vehicle manufacturers to urgently address spiralling repair costs associated with collision avoidance.
With the average repair bill rising by 32% in the past three years, concerns are mounting around the challenge of repairing ADAS, new materials and a lack of skills.
Influencers and future talent are set to join Thatcham Research on Tuesday, June 6, to get to grips with industry challenges, encompassing repair, skills and leadership.
Thatcham Research is urging car buyers to only choose models with a five-star Euro NCAP rating as it celebrates 20 years of crash testing in the UK.
ABI and Thatcham Research are calling for new legislation to provide data to insurers from crashed autonomous cars.
Thatcham Research has called for manufacturers to achieve the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating as standard after the Fiat Tipo was awarded three stars.
Thatcham Research has welcomed the addition of two more Euro NCAP five star performers, the Peugeot 3008 and Mercedes E Class but criticised optional fit safety equipment.
A Code of Practice has been introduced that provides clear guidance on the recalibration of safety technology during the fitment windscreens.
Thatcham Research has issued a voluntary code of practice to provide guidance on the recalibration of safety technology during the replacement of windscreens.
Eight of Britain's top 10 best-selling cars offer five-star Euro NCAP rating, but autonomous emergency braking is available as standard on only half of them.
Thatcham has praised manufacturers including Alfa Romeo and Seat for the high levels of safety technology and AEB fitted to its two new models as standard.
The motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomous cars, says Volvo Cars and Thatcham Research.
Thatcham Research has called on car manufacturers to voluntarily commit to fitting autonomous emergency braking as standard to all new vehicles.
Many fleets use the Euro NCAP star rating system to influence their choice of company cars. Christopher Smith investigates how it works – and how changing technology has shaped the testing procedure
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