Thatcham Research

26th January 2022

Carmakers Held Liable for Driverless Car Failings, say Lawyers

British lawyers are calling for automakers to shoulder unlimited legal responsibility for a driverless vehicle’s actions on the roads. The move would redefine the driver as a ‘user-in-charge’ and...

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7th January 2022

Consumer Automotive Safety Rating to Enhance CAV Uptake

Thatcham Research and Zenzic are developing a consumer safety rating, which they hope will be adopted by Euro NCAP. The organizations have worked on safety testing for 25 years....

By Graham Jarvis

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17th December 2021

Could ICE Have a Greener Future?

Keynote speaker at Automotive Techweek, Frank Abkenar, global engineering director at Ford, spoke about clean and efficient propulsion technology developments. His presentation comes at a time when the conversation...

By Graham Jarvis

26th October 2021

Tesla Forced to Drop Latest Autonomous Update

Tesla’s roller-coaster ride continues with it having to withdraw its latest autonomous driving software update following problems reported by consumers. Hiding behind the fanfare of the automaker sealing a...

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30th July 2021

Driverless Tech Must Ride Out the Storms to Come

Navigation products are being released all the time promising drivers the ability to take into account extreme weather conditions. Matthew Avery, director of insurance research at Thatcham Research, reminds...

By Graham Jarvis

18th June 2021

Risks for Insurers in Rush Towards Driverless Tech

Definitions are often important – no more so when it involves safety. This is why there was a call for evidence in August 2020, and a confirmation by the...

By Graham Jarvis

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14th January 2021

Training Call to Avoid ADAS-Perpetrated Accidents

An advanced driving skills group is warning the proliferation of ADAS features could increase road accidents without proper training regimes. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists’ road safety charity,...

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28th October 2020

Regulators Warned Against Allowing Driverless Lane-Change

Automotive safety experts and insurers are warning the UK government against its haste in allowing automated lane changing technology on to public roads. Thatcham Research and the Association of...

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10th April 2019

Ford Hits Back After Keyless Theft Risk Exposed

Hard-on-the-heels of a security alert about its keyless car entry technology, Ford has announced new anti-theft key fobs for its two most popular models. The carmaker had been cited...

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21st March 2019

Half of New Cars at Risk From Keyless Theft

More than half of new cars are at serious risk of being stolen owing to keyless technology being widely deployed by carmakers. Top selling 2019 models including Ford Mondeo,...

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ADAS, Level 2/3 AVs Are Hazards, Experts Warn
12th February 2019

ADAS, Level 2/3 AVs Are Hazards, Experts Warn

Driver safety experts have warned Level 2/3 autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems cause driver inattention and disengagement. A white paper on the dangers of driver distraction from...

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16th November 2018

ADAS Titles Confusing US Drivers, AAA Study Claims

American motorists are unaware that ADAS technology with names like Autopilot won’t, in reality, drive their car for them. These are the worrying findings of an AAA survey suggesting...

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