What just happened? Kyle Vogt, the founder and CEO of robotaxi company Cruise, has stepped down as head of the company following a troubled few weeks in which its permit to operate in California was revoked and nationwide operations were suspended.
Vogt did not give a reason for his resignation beyond plans to spend time with his family and explore new ideas. He started Cruise from his garage ten years ago, three years before it was bought by General Motors in 2016.
The last 10 years have been amazing, and I'm grateful to everyone who helped Cruise along the way. The startup 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. (2/5)– Kyle Vogt (@kvogt) November 20, 2023
The driverless taxi firm started operating on San Francisco streets in 2022 ...
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