Crash & Safety Testing

Passive and active safety testing are vital components of the overall automotive risk spectrum, and the safety of occupants, vulnerable road users and the wider vehicle system remains paramount. Thatcham Research’s close working relationships with Euro NCAP and RCAR have supported dramatic improvements in vehicle safety. As well as our Euro NCAP accreditation, our passive testing lab provides opportunities to complete development testing at all stages. 

Thatcham Research also provides design consultancy and testing to support the safety of the whole vehicle system, enabling a sustainable approach to occupant safety and total loss reduction, through data-driven research.

Thatcham Research is recognised as a global expert in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology and testing and is driving Euro NCAP’s testing protocols of the future, as we move towards increased assisted and automated driving.

Michiel Van Ratingen Secretary General, Euro NCAP

Crash Test Capabilities

Barrier Testing

  • Pre and official Euro NCAP tests
  • Development tests

Component & Sub System Testing

  • Seat belts
  • Child restraints
  • Rear whiplash
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Rear view cameras

Sled Testing

  • Seating development testing, including Euro NCAP and C-NCAP
  • Pre and official Euro NCAP whiplash tests
  • Bespoke in-house tests
  • Product tests
Privacy Policy & Terms of Use