The Obama administration is rolling new guidelines for companies developing driverless cars.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

The Transportation Department is recommending that manufacturers of driverless cars submit to a 15-point "safety assessment" outlining how driverless cars are tested, safeguards should systems fail and how vehicles are programmed to comply with existing traffic laws.

The guidelines are aimed at making certain that driverless vehicles are ready for U.S. roads and also give auto makers a firmer sense of federal regulators' expectations.

Transportation officials are trying to balance encouraging adoption of promising technologies that may cut traffic fatalities while ensuring they're safe.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.