Plans to tackle insurance claims

An insurers' body has come up with a new strategy to tackle rising motor insurance claim costs.

Thatcham, the centre of research funded and promoted by UK insurers, is working on an innovative, vehicle-based strategy which will also involve emerging technologies such as autonomous emergency braking systems.

Chairman Bill Paton and CEO Peter Shaw have unveiled new plans for Thatcham, which will aim to help the centre identify effective ways to check the rise in personal injury claims losses and tackle the most common types of road crashes that lead to such claims.

As part of the strategy, the centre will initiate and promote a more collaborative approach and closer engagement with vehicle manufacturers.

The strategy might also help to reduce the number ofcar insurance claims.

Part of the plan will focus on new facilities to gain full Euro NCAP safety testing accreditation, with the body working closely with vehicle manufacturers to improve car safety and design features.

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