Sponsored Links

Cruise CEO to step down as GM accelerates self-driving car plans

CTO Kyle Vogt will be installed as the company's interim head.
A journalist gets in a self-driving GM Bolt EV during a media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
Elijah Nouvelage / reuters
Andrew Tarantola
Andrew Tarantola|@terrortola|December 16, 2021 5:12 PM

General Motors announced Thursday that Dan Ammann, CEO of its self-driving vehicle division, Cruise, is leaving both his position and the company. Details are remain scarce on the reason for Ammann's sudden departure, though the company has already named Cruise President and CTO Kyle Vogt the interim CEO. What's more, former Northrop Grumman CEO, Wesley Bush, will be joining the Cruise Board of Directors as well.

"GM will accelerate the strategy the company detailed in its recent Investor Day, in which Cruise will play an integral role in building GM’s autonomous vehicle (AV) platform as GM aggressively pursues addressable AV markets beyond rideshare and delivery," GM PR wrote in Thursday's staffing announcement

The move comes weeks after the company earned DMV approval to offer autonomous rides to the California public in October and the launch of its driverless taxi service this November.

Turn on browser notifications to receive breaking news alerts from Engadget
You can disable notifications at any time in your settings menu.
Not now

   

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.
Cruise CEO to step down as GM accelerates self-driving car plans