PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, heads outside of London for its annual autumn conference on Wednesday (October 22), to give delegates hands-on experience of the new vehicle technology that is already driving autonomous cars onto our roads.
Thatcham-certified stolen vehicle tracking devices are becoming one of the few solutions to protect drivers against the new wave of technology-led car crime, according to vehicle security specialist Cobra.
Coveted 5-star safety ratings may soon be awarded only to those cars that can avoid or reduce the impact of a crash, as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) marks the way forward for future road safety, according to Thatcham Research.
Experts at Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ automotive research facility, believe that multiple vehicle accidents such as the pile-up on the Isle of Sheppey crossing could be mitigated or avoided altogether with the widespread use of new automatic braking technologies.
Crash repairers and insurance engineers could benefit from improved access to the latest multi-franchised crash repair methods as Thatcham Research prepares to launch the next generation Escribe to guide the repair process.
Vehicle manufacturers were celebrating nearly a decade of achievement in vehicle security, as the winners of the ninth British Insurance Vehicle Security Awards (BIVSA) were announced at Thatcham as Volkswagen claimed the award for selling the most-secure cars for the third year in a row.