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📍 Automechanika UK, UK Garage & Bodyshop Event
We're so pleased Thatcham Research are joining us at the UK Garage & Bodyshop Event in June!
An immobiliser will make your vehicle more secure. The higher the level of security your car has the harder it will be to steal.

How will it affect my car insurance?
According to Money Expert , A factory-fitted Thatcham Research approved makes your car more secure and this is likely to be reflected by cheap car insurance premiums.

If your car doesn't have one and you want to install one it is worth ensuring you choose a Thatcham-approved device. See comments below for some great options for your vehicle👇
Really enjoyed my visit to Thatcham Research this week & meeting their team. Fascinating to hear about their deep expertise on engineering and vehicle safety and, above all, how we make the new generation of cars - hydrogen, electric and driverless - safe for the future.
🎧NOW LIVE - Van Safety Ratings. Listen to the podcast. How safe are your vans and ?
▶ Van Safety – here’s a fact for you. Vans and LCVs are involved in more incidents resulting in the deaths of other road users than any other vehicle type per mile travelled. 😯
It’s a shocking statistic, and when it comes to thinking about van safety, one which and managers might not be fully aware of.
See why the Fiat Ducato is now at the top of Thatcham Research's Commercial Van Safety Rating Programme with a PLATINUM rating - and see which vans are NOT RECOMMENDED 😱 Fleet News Fleet Check Logistics/Freight Forwarding Euro NCAP
The Nissan took home the Safety Award, sponsored by Thatcham Research this year.

But with our two finalists both earning Euro NCAP's maximum five-star safety rating, how did we decide on a winner?

All will be revealed in the full video tomorrow.
Our Innovation Award, held in association with Thatcham Research celebrates the tech feature or service that has moved the game on most in the last year.

With interest in at an all-time high, it’s GRIDSERVE’s electric forecourt that wins, because it makes charging as easy and as stress-free as it should be 👌⚡️

So pleased to see our WBTC 100 Apprentice Challenge featured recently in newburytoday! Thanks again to the fantastic employers who have already pledged funds - West Berkshire Council Thatcham Research H Young Holdings Macmillan Publishers and Sovereign Housing Association ⭐️

Read the full article here 👉🏼
We're thrilled that Thatcham Research have joined the Garage & Bodyshop Event 2022 as an Event Partner.

Thatcham Research was established in 1969 and they remain the UK’s only ‘not for profit’ insurer funded research centre, with research at the forefront of vehicle safety, security and repair.

They will be showcasing their EV Ready Training Programme at the event.
Find out more:
Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP have said they are ‘encouraged’ by the results of their latest assisted driving gradings.

September 2021 was the UK’s best month ever for new battery electric vehicle (BEV) registrations, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). EV claims/repairs are under the spotlight from Thatcham Research in this 'Normalising EV Claims' piece. Automotive recyclers are part of the EV ecosystem. As an industry we need to be working towards a blueprint for normalising EV salvage and recycling. Agree?
An article from Thatcham Research highlighting the need for an EV eco-system of service, recovery and repair; and calling for cross industry collaboration. The total loss scenario including salvage and recycling must form part of this eco-system as it develops.

Influencing the design of vehicles to reduce accidents and improve safety & security, thereby drivin The independent voice of automotive safety and repair.

Operating as usual


Car Safety | Thatcham Research

Have you seen our new car safety pages? Find out how we're going to be revealing Britain's Safest Car Stay safe and stop the crash with car safety technology advice and insight, brought to you by the specialists at Thatcham Research.


SWIPE | Will Driverless Cars Mean The End Of Human Motorists?

If you weren't watching Sky News over the weekend you may missed our expert showing Gemma Morris of tech show 'Swipe' how auto braking technology works. Catch up here

In this week's Swipe, Stuart Duggan checks on the progress of the push to get driverless cars onto our roads. Gemma Morris drives at an inflatable vehicle, p...


Vacancies | Thatcham Research

Interested in working for us? We're looking for an E-Learning Designer to develop our academy portfolio Interested in working for Thatcham Research? View our latest vacancies here and apply online.


Future Proofing Vehicle Safety Technology to Focus on Vulnerable Road Users

The prospects for pedestrians and cyclists are improving as latest Euro NCAP results show that vehicle manufacturers are future proofing safety using camera technology As Euro NCAP release their last vehicle safety ratings for 2015, Thatcham Research believes that the prospects for “vulnerable road users” such as pedestrians and cyclists are …


Vacancies | Thatcham Research

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Panel Engineer to create methods for vehicle body repair information. Interested in working for Thatcham Research? View our latest vacancies here and apply online.


Thatcham Research Supports Calls for Worldwide Mandatory Fitment of ESC

We're backing calls to make ESC mandatory in Brazil as the partnership kicks off a new global safety campaign 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), …


Congratulations to our own Mike Briggs who this week was recognised by CITS for his outstanding contribution to fighting vehicle theft in the construction and agricultural sectors


Vacancies | Thatcham Research

Want to gain industry experience alongside a VCQ qualification? We're seeking two Admin Apprentices Interested in working for Thatcham Research? View our latest vacancies here and apply online. 30/10/2015

Driverless Technology Conference and Exhibition 2015

Come and talk to our experts about Cyber Security and semi- autonomous safety technology on 23rd November 23rd November 2015 ILEC Conference Centre, Driverless Technology Conference & Exhibition 2015, For all things autonomous in the UK and global automotive sector


Hacked off. Thatcham turn attentions to future car crime as part of Cyber Security Consortium for Connected Vehicles


Global NCAP launch Stop The Crash Campaign

Global NCAP with a group of key corporate partners, including Thatcham Research, is launching a new four year global campaign to promote awareness of leading crash avoidance technologies in the major emerging automobile markets. Global NCAP with a group of key corporate partners including Thatcham have launched new four year campaign to promote awareness of leading crash avoidance technologies in the major …


Vacancies | Thatcham Research

Exciting new opportunity for a Research Programme Manager at the UK's leading vehicle research centre Interested in working for Thatcham Research? View our latest vacancies here and apply online. 28/09/2015

Communications Step-Change for Thatcham Research

Communications step-change as Thatcham announce new Head of Comms Thatcham Research, the automotive research centre, has made a significant step change in its B2C communications with the appointment of James Smith to the newly created Head of …


Congratulations to Nicholaus Owen of Solus ARC on winning the ThatchamBodyshop Magazine Panel Technician of the Year 2015.


Congratulations to Fran Barker of John Macadam & Son ARC in Colne. The ThatchamBodyshop Magazine Craft Awards Paint Technician of the Year 2015


We're hosting the RCAR (Research Council for Automobile Repair) conference at the Welcome Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon, this week. We will be welcoming up to 40 guests and their partners from like minded automotive research centres around the world for the week long conference. 18/09/2015

Thatcham Challenges EU Car Makers to Match USA Crash Avoidance Pledge

Thatcham calls on vehicle manufacturers in Europe to match their USA commitment to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard on all new cars. Leading insurance-owned research body, Thatcham Research, is calling on 10 vehicle manufacturers in Europe to match their USA commitment to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) … 15/09/2015

Automakers pledge to make automatic braking standard

Standard fit Auto Braking? It's happened in the USA - Now lets make it happen in Europe RUCKERSVILLE, Va. — Ten major vehicle manufacturers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safe… 09/09/2015

Vacancies | Thatcham Research

Great opportunity in our Repair Technology Centre for a Methods Data Production Assistant (6 months fixed term) Interested in working for Thatcham Research? View our latest vacancies here and apply online. 09/09/2015

Vacancies | Thatcham Research

Exciting opening for an MET/Panel Engineer to join our expert team and help create vehicle repair methods Interested in working for Thatcham Research? View our latest vacancies here and apply online. 07/09/2015

New Car Reg to Bring Record-Breaking Safety to UK Roads

We predict an additional 27,000 new cars with standard fit Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to hit UK roads this September, making the total over 600,000 The number of new car registered this month looks set to continue an upward trend with record sales, based on figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – a …


Our Saudi Arabian visitors meet senior staff in our Repair Technology Centre 10/08/2015

East Meets West for Repair Expertise

East Meets West for Repair Expertise as Middle East delegation arrive at Thatcham looking to bring improved crash repair standards to Saudi Arabia 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 …


Repair Focus 2015

An early shout for next year's Make sure 16th June 2016 is in your diary for more of this at our place.

A look back at the 2015 Repair Focus event at Thatcham Research. Thanks to all who came and once again made this event the highlight of the automotive repair...


Repair Focus 2015

Check out this short video which captures scenes from our event. Thanks for coming & see you next year

A look back at the 2015 Repair Focus event at Thatcham Research. Thanks to all who came and once again made this event the highlight of the automotive repair...


A self-driving SMASH: Watch Google's autonomous car get rear-ended

Self-driving SMASH - Making the case for AEB. Watch Google's autonomous car get rear-ended

The footage of the car's data shows a self driving Lexus (in grey) stopping at a red light at a junction in Mountain View near the firm's HQ - then being rear ended by the car behind at 17mph.


Another week...another event. This week we will be hosting the Vehicle Damage Assessor of the Year competition. Good luck all.


Congratulations to all of the graduating apprentices at Thatcham's Repair Focus event last week. The future is bright...


Our exhibitors helped us raise £6,000 for the BEN Motor Charity at Repair Focus last week. Fantastic effort - Thank you! 17/06/2015

Repair Focus 2015

Looking forward to Repair Focus tomorrow? Come and join your industry colleagues and find out what's new in the world of crash repair Repair Focus offers body repair professionals, product suppliers, technicians, insurers and anyone interested in the repair of modern vehicles, the opportunity to get acquainted … 12/06/2015

Fleets urged to adopt AEB as Euro NCAP reveals 38% reduction in crashes | Ageas UK

Auto Braking 'magic wand' say as fleets urged to adopt AEB after reveals 38% reduction in crashes Ageas UK is an award-winning provider of Personal and Commercial insurance solutions in the UK, employing over 5,500 people with offices based across the UK. 04/06/2015

30 is the new 20 on LCV Insurance Groupings

30 is the new 20 on vans. As of January 2016 the group rating system for LCVS will change from 20 to 30 groups. The insurance group rating system for Light Commercial Vehicles is to be restructured for 2016, with an increase to 30 groups enabling improved differentiation between similar … 20/05/2015

Golf Drives Down Personal Injury

Volkswagen Golf driving down 3rd party personal injury claims by as much as 45% The mighty Volkswagen Golf – ever-popular, with 30 million bought since its arrival on the road more than 40 years ago – is breaking records for its auto-emergency braking system, …


We're at the WBTC (West Berkshire Training Consortium) apprentice awards this afternoon when we'll present the award to the Medium Employer of the Year.

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Last night's storm was a bit lively. Forks over Thatcham.
Thanks to Tony at Prosigns for putting up our new signage. Hopefully the wind won't get this one!





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