Automotive Academy

Thatcham Automotive Academy takes a new approach to skills development in the UK collision repair sector, providing cost effective vehicle training.

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Autonomous Driving

Over 90% of deaths and injuries on our roads today involve human error. Experts believe that autonomous technology holds the key to a crash free future.

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Repair Technologies

Working from a fully equipped and ultra-modern Repair Technology Centre, Thatcham Research’s technical repair experts produce a wealth of vehicle repair data, ranging from light structural research, to full body methods.

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Car Safety

Clearing up car safety with the UK experts. Stay safe and stop the crash with car safety technology advice and insight, from Thatcham Research – the UK’s premier automotive research centre.

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Vehicle Security

Thatcham Research has been at the forefront of vehicle security since the 1990s, when it introduced the New Vehicle Security Assessment (NVSA) to address levels of vehicle crime.

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As the UK’s only Euro NCAP accredited crash testing centre, Thatcham Research has a key role in crash testing to evaluate the protection offered by the vehicle in the event of a crash, and the development of testing protocols for new technology designed to prevent the crash happening in the first place.

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Our latest insights

Thatcham Research news and our insights on car safety and security.


Rating launches to help consumers understand new car security risk

Thatcham Research is helping consumers understand if new cars are vulnerable to the Relay Attack

Thatcham Research welcomes EU legislation on mandatory car safety tech

The EU is to make a raft of driver assistance systems compulsory, Thatcham Research offers an expert view

AEB: Reducing crashes on UK roads (VIDEO)

AEB is probably the most important development in car safety since the seat belt...