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As Director of Insurance Research, the key aspect of Matthew’s role involves engagement with member insurers and building on existing relationships with other technology focused, global organizations and partners. Alongside this Matthew’s continues liaison with vehicle manufacturers, legislators and global NCAP initiatives with a view to encouraging safer vehicle designs whilst controlling insurance costs.
He is currently leading detailed research into collision avoidance technologies having been pivotal in the definition of test procedures to evaluate Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) – these tests having since being integrated into the UK insurance Group Rating system and Euro NCAP.
In 2011 Matthew was awarded the US Government Special Award of Appreciation for his contribution to the field of global traffic safety.