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 Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid cars sit parked, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Uber said that passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks. (Photo: Jared Wickerham/AP)

Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid cars sit parked, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Uber said that passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks. (Photo: Jared Wickerham/AP)

Uber patrons in Pittsburgh can now dial up an autonomous vehicle, climb inside and watch the steering wheel spin, untouched by human hands, as they scoot through downtown. But the sudden arrival of driverless technology ready for public use has regulators and attorneys still waiting for answers to some important questions, including how liability would be handled in the case of an accident.

Pennsylvania has organized a task force to study autonomous vehicles and prepare policy recommendations, which are expected this fall. Until they arrive or proposed legislation is signed into law, though, Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars will be treated just the same as any other vehicles on the road, according to state regulators.

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