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Auto industry lawyers warn automated driving hype will be a legal matter

NEW YORK — Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference.

It is crucial that companies accurately outline limitations of automatic driving systems and the circumstances in which they can and cannot take over steering, braking and lane-keeping, attorneys for the U.S. units of carmakers including Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen and supplier Continental said at a recent legal conference.

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