Cruise’s CEO and co-founder has resigned. Kyle Vogt, who co-founded the self-driving car

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Cruise’s CEO and co-founder has resigned.

Kyle Vogt, who co-founded the self-driving car company since the beginning, has stepped down according to an email send to employees Sunday night. The company has faced intense scrutiny after one of its vehicles dragged a pedestrian hit by a human-driven car 20 feet before stopping, spurring the California Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend its license to operate self-driving vehicles in the sate.

Employees within Cruise have critiqued a perceived lack of safety prioritization, on top of a suspension of employee share-selling that has since been walked back.

Cruise, which under Vogt’s supervision was acquired by General Motors and started expanding its robotaxi fleet beyond San Francisco and into other cities, will see its executive vice president of engineering Mo Elshenawy, take the role of president and CTO after Vogt’s departure.

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Article by Kirsten Korosec and Rebecca Bellan.

Image Credit: Kimberly White / Getty Images

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