Thatcham Research

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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IMI Urges Compulsory ADAS Training for Mechanics
7th November 2018

IMI Urges Compulsory ADAS Training for Mechanics

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has called for training on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to be made compulsory for automotive technicians. The UK body is arguing...

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Ageas’ Marlow: AVs Would Decrease Vehicle Ownership
1st November 2018

Ageas’ Marlow: AVs Would Decrease Vehicle Ownership

Greg Hyde talks to Tim Marlow of insurance giant Ageas about development of autonomous vehicles and insurance of their occupants. While AVs are currently a work-in-progress for most of...

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18th October 2018

Autonomous Tech Dangerously Confusing Motorists, Study Says

ADAS and automated driver systems are confusing motorists to a dangerous degree, latest research suggests. A study commissioned by auto safety specialists including Thatcham Research, Euro NCAP and Global...

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16th June 2017

5G could replay VHS v Betamax battle with connected cars

Frost and Sullivan has found that “autonomous cars [alone] will account for a $84Bn (£67Bn) market by 2030”. The claim was recently made in one of the company’s press...

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21st April 2017

Connected Car Insurance Europe 2017 Day 2 blog

Day two of the Connected Car Insurance Europe 2017 conference began with a discussion about how the insurance industry needs to be Getting Ready for the Autonomous Driver Revolution. Dan...

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10th June 2016

Ensuring shiny-new technology is robust enough for the automotive world

A recent study has revealed 70% of UK motorists feel nervous about the prospect of the first wave of self-driving cars. The data collected by car supermarket HPL Motors...

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20th May 2016

Wrestling with risk around the driverless car

The chances are good that in a decade’s time some of us will own a car that is capable of driving itself in many, if not most, situations. Our...

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9th May 2016

Weekly Brief: Google partners with FCA to bring self-driving tech to minivans

Let’s be honest, it’s tough to make a minivan cool. Nothing better encapsulates the descent from the freedom of our youth into the practicality of parenthood than a pair...

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