Vogt’s resignation follows a tumultuous few months for the General Motors-owned company. Last month, a jaywalking pedestrian was struck by a regular car and then flung into the path of a Cruise autonomous vehicle, which rolled over the woman and dragged her about 20 feet at 7 miles per hour. In its investigation, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said the company posed an “unreasonable risk” to public safety.
In a posts Sunday night on X, formerly known as Twitter, Vogt confirmed his resignation and said he was “grateful to everyone who helped Cruise along the way.”
“The start-up I launched in my garage has given over 250,000 driverless rides across several cities, with each ride inspiring people with a small taste of the future,” he wrote. “Cruise is still just getting started, and I believe it has a great future ahead.”
Earlier this month, the company issued a voluntary recall of 950 of its vehicles nationwide after the collision with the pedestrian in San Francisco and signaled layoffs could be coming.
Source : https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/11/19/cruise-ceo-resigns/