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China's auto industry calls for standardized self-driving claims

Motorists and experts worry driver assist functions being oversold after fatal crash

Experts have called on the auto industry and media to only use a set of standardized and straightforward terms to describe vehicles' automation ability, in order to avoid misunderstanding. (Source photos by Yuki Kohara) 

HONG KONG -- Drivers, auto company executives and academics in China are calling for clearer industry standards in the marketing of vehicles with driver assist functions, after a fatal accident involving the technology sparked a new round of concern over whether motorists are being misled about its capabilities.

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