"The fact remains it’s difficult to buy a new car without Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, whereas it’s still difficult to buy a van with ADAS. These are two vehicle types that share the same road space, so they should have parity."

Matthew Avery

Thatcham Research, Chief Research Strategy Officer

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The Commercial Van Safety Rating headlines in 2022
  • FIAT’s Ducato is the first van to achieve the coveted Platinum rating
  • The performance of the Ducato’s AEB, speed assistance and lane support systems earned it a score increase of 60% against its 2021 total
  • Britain’s best-selling van, the Ford Transit Custom, secures a Gold rating
  • Four out of 19 vans received a Gold rating, seven were Silver, while six were Bronze
  • Nissan’s Interstar (formerly the NV400) was the worst performer, receiving a Not Recommended rating
  • Although 2022 results showed an improvement against 2020, Thatcham Research’s conclusion is that van manufacturers still need to do a lot more to raise their safety game