RCAR Member since 1972
Owner: The Motor Insurance Industry of the United Kingdom
Address: Colthrop Way 
Berkshire RG19 4NR 
Fax: Int +44 1635 871346
Telephone: Int +44 1635 868855
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Web Address: Thatcham
Twitter: Twitter
YouTube: Youtube
Linked In: Linkedin
Equipment & Main Activities:
  • State of the art damage repair facility, crash laboratory with capability to 72 kmh and 3.5 tonnes, test trak facility for active testing
  • High speed photography for structural analysis
  • Broadcast quality video production
  • Development and delivery of UK insurance vehicle group rating
  • Research into the most economic and practical methods of accident damage repair (delivered through insurers and repairers through escribe product)
  • UK Stadards for assessment and rating of vehicle security systems (NVSA/NVSR)
  • Developing test protocols for Active Safety systems (Euro NCAP)
  • The training of vehicle assessors, apprentices and repairers in repair techniques and estimating
Strategic Direction:
  • Influencing safe and secure vehicle design and repair
  • Establish ourselves as a global centre of excellence
  • Drive the adoption of safer cars - creating awareness and understanding while lobbying for legislation and safer vehicle design
  • Focussed research aligned to Automated, Connected and Electrified new technologies