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The key stages of autonomous development

Thatcham Research provides details of each step in the development of fully autonomous vehicles and the expected timescale. In response to the Queen’s speech which took place on 18th May and which introduced the new Transport Bill, which includes acceleration …

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Three questions that might save your life

Automotive industry giants appeal to new car buyers attending the London Motor Show to put safety at the top of their agenda with three crucial questions. Thatcham Research, Bosch, Continental and ZF TRW are attending the London Motor Show this …

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Autonomy to have profound effect on insurance industry

Volvo and Thatcham Research are discussing the effects of autonomous driving technology on the motor vehicle insurance industry in the next two decades. A high level discussion is taking place today in the UK headed by Volvo Cars and Thatcham …

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Conference to examine development of safer vehicles

The Safer Vehicles 2016 conference will take place in London in June to assess the role played in vehicle safety towards achieving road safety objectives. Organised by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) in partnership with influential organisations …

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Car safety framework would prevent EU falling behind USA

Thatcham Research adds its backing to a call for regulatory reform to ensure the standard fitment of AEB technology on new vehicles within Europe. Responding to the European Transport Safety Council’s (ETSC) call for an overhaul of the European car …

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Support increases for AEB standard fitment

Consumer motoring magazine provides its support to the greater availability of AEB collision avoidance technology as a standard feature on new cars in the UK. UK automotive magazine, “What Car?” has provided its support to making Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) …

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Research body defines safest cars available in Britain

Thatcham Research and consumer automotive magazine detail the winners of the Car of the Year Safety Awards for Britain in 2016. The “What Car?” magazine and automotive research centre, Thatcham Research have concluded the judging on which cars should be …

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UK fleet industry calls for wider adoption of safety technology

Thatcham Research is giving its support to the BVRLA for its call on the UK Government to encourage AEB adoption and other vehicle safety measures. The recent move by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) to lobby the …

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Safest car of the year to be announced in January

Car of the Year event to feature Safety Award with contenders assessed on crash test performance at Euro NCAP and availability of advanced safety features. In January 2016, Thatcham Research will be unveiling the safest car launched this year at …

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Research body calls on EU car makers to fit AEB as standard

Automotive manufacturers in Europe are being called on to pledge standard fitting of AEB collision avoidance technology on all models. Following a recent pledge by 10 vehicle manufacturers to make crash prevention technology more widely available across all models in …

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