Tag Archives: Thatcham

Harmonised Future 3D Vehicle Test Target Event

Industry colleagues with a technical interest and experience in the ADAS field are cordially invited by Euro NCAP, NHTSA and IIHS to attend the Harmonised Future 3D Vehicle Test Target event, hosted by Thatcham Research on Tuesday 28th July 2015 at Hullavington Airfield, Wiltshire, UK. This is your chance to gain an insight into 3D car target developments to date, see them in action on platform propulsion systems […]

bodyshop/IAEA VDA of the year awards 2015

Yesterday (25 June) bodyshop magazine travelled to the Thatcham Research centre, to check out the competition at the final of bodyshop/IAEA Vehicle Damage Assessor of the year awards. The competition had been narrowed to down to just six competitors after they managed to get through the initial qualifying stages. The first stage involved a multiple choice test, entrants were required to answer 30 […]

VW’s braking system cuts claims

Volkswagen has been praised by Thatcham Research Centre, who have seen a 45% drop in third party personal injury insurance claims thanks to the fitment of auto-emergency braking systems. The latest generation Golf went on sale in the UK in January 2013.  All except for the entry-level S models have Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as standard, with ACC including the […]

Thatcham comes to the rescue for Ben

BEN, the automotive industry charity, is reliant on the generosity of its supporters. When repair was required on the bodywork of a transport vehicle, Thatcham Research, experts in safety, security and crash repair, came to the rescue. Three members of staff from Thatcham’s Repair Technology Centre kindly donated their time free of charge and worked tirelessly for a week to […]

Thatcham award recognises training talent

Thatcham has acknowledged its own industry champion, as new head of commercial services, Matthew Wright presented the research centre’s award for ‘Apprentice Mentor of the Year’. Receiving the award was Adrian Brown, ATA paint technician at NCR Bodyshops, Newbury, who was recognised for exemplary commitment to his role in the development of apprentices. The benefits of a dedicated apprentice mentor […]

Methods in half the time

Thatcham’s continuing product enhancements are proving to be a hit with customers who are now generating repair methods in half the time with Methods Direct. Methods Direct, which has been provided to Thatcham subscribers at no additional cost, is a new escribe feature designed to take subscribers from Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) to repair method in just two simple steps. […]

The long road

Driverless cars have made many headlines over the past year. There are a number of trials planned, along with many already underway and numerous organisations and government regions are supportive of this technology and the driverless car concept, but what is it all about? For many, the looming spectre of massive population growth, pollution and a road network like the […]

Thatcham unveils Methods Direct

Thatcham has unveiled its new Methods Direct application which, according to the company, will enable escribe customers to benefit from their fastest ever access to crash repair methods. Methods Direct, which has been provided to Thatcham subscribers at no additional cost, is a new escribe feature designed to take subscribers from vehicle registration mark (VRM) to repair method in just […]

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