Cruise CEO Resigns Following Problems With Autonomous Vehicles

Nov. 21, 2023
The decision follows the recall of all 950 Cruise robotaxis, prompted by an incident in which one Cruise vehicle dragged a pedestrian across a street.

Kyle Vogt, CEO of General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit, Cruise, has resigned from his position, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Vogt’s decision follows the recall of all 950 Cruise robotaxis, prompted by an incident in which one Cruise vehicle dragged a pedestrian across a street in San Francisco last month. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has revoked the Cruise’s license in response.

Though Cruise was approved to transport passengers last year, there have since been many complaints made about the autonomous transportation service. U.S. safety regulators launched an investigation late last year into reports of Cruise vehicles making sudden and unexpected stops.

The company has said that it will be undergoing reviews from independent experts, with next steps being guided by the results. Its board has accepted Vogt’s resignation, and Mo Elshenawy, executive vice president of engineering, will become president and chief technology officer. Craig Glidden will also serve as president while continuing his role as chief administrative officer.