Tag Archives: Thatcham

Thatcham gives safety ranking

New car sales figures released today reveal that the majority of the most popular cars in Britain now offer five-star crash protection, but standard fitment of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is still only available on half of them. Analysis by independent safety experts, Thatcham Research, confirms that five of the current Top 10 UK best-sellers now offer some level of […]

Under construction – Engineering

We speak with those in the know about vehicle construction and the challenges that advanced, lightweight, multi-material usage poses for repair technicians. The technology and materials involved in vehicle construction has changed drastically in recent years, with lightweight, multi-material usage vehicles becoming more of the norm. This has, in turn, had a knock-on effect on the repair industry, with bodyshops […]

Thatcham confirms partnership with CATARC

Thatcham Research has confirmed a partnership with CATARC, the China Automotive Technology and Research Centre, to enable the introduction of a vehicle insurance rating scheme into China. Funded by UK insurers, one of Thatcham’s key responsibilities is in administering the insurance Group Rating system on behalf of the ABI (Association of British Insurers). The newly signed agreement with CATARC will […]

Thatcham supports worldwide fitment of ESC

As the ‘Stop the Crash Partnership’ kicked off a new worldwide vehicle safety campaign by calling on the Brazilian government to mandate Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Thatcham Research experts backed up the initiative. ‘In Europe, ESC has been mandatory since 2012 and we’ve seen first-hand how effective it can be in preventing the driver from losing control in a skid,’ said […]

New appointment at Thatcham

Thatcham Research, the insurers’ automotive research centre, has announced the appointment of RSA’s Ian Currie as the new Chairman of the Thatcham non-executive Board. As director of motor and injury at RSA, Ian is responsible for RSA’s motor claims and also sits on the Board of the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). Currie replaces previous incumbent Tony Emms as chair, who […]

IAM’s Lesley scoops lifetime award

The Institute of Advanced Motorists’ (IAM) recently appointed commercial director, Lesley Upham, has won a top automotive award at a well-respected motor industry ceremony at the weekend. The 19th Annual bodyshop Event and Awards 2015 (BE2015) took place at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport; and featured a day of exhibits, seminars and networking concluded by the glittering black-tie awards […]

Thatcham gathers international expertise

Automotive research and repair experts from around the globe met together in the heart of England this week to discuss some of the burning issues affecting the automotive and insurance industries worldwide. As the UK’s insurer research centre, Thatcham hosted delegates from 24 international research organisations as the annual RCAR (Research Council for Automobile Repair) conference got underway in Stratford-upon-Avon. […]

Thatcham urges EU to match US

Thatcham Research is calling on 10 vehicle manufacturers in Europe to match their USA commitment to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard on all new cars. Ten major vehicle manufacturers in the States — Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo — have announced the pledge to make crash prevention technologies more widely available […]

East meets West for repair expertise

Thatcham Research hosted a visit from a high profile Saudi Arabian delegation last week, as the group embark on a partnership to bring improved standards in vehicle assessment and crash repair to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The group, which was led by Engineer, Hani Dahhan from the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers – Taqeem, also included representation from the […]

Repair Focus 2016 date confirmed

Vehicle safety technology, security and crash repair expert, Thatcham, has confirmed the date for Repair Focus 2016. The event will be held on 14 June 2016, at the Thatcham Research Centre, and offers body repair professionals, product suppliers, technicians, insurers and anyone interested in the repair of modern vehicles, the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest technologies and repair solutions. Topical […]

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