Cruise co-founder resigns following CEO exit
Cruise, the self-driving car company owned by General Motors, confirmed to that its co-founder and chief product officer Daniel Kan has resigned. Kan’s departure comes just a day after the company’s CEO Kyle Vogt on X after a 10-year tenure. Kan is said to have announced his resignation over Slack, however, the reasoning for his departure has not been made clear by the company.
The company’s executive reshuffling follows a public relations nightmare that started last month when a hit a pedestrian in San Francisco and pinned them under the vehicle. The parent company, GM, is still conducting a safety probe on the accident and vehicle operations at Cruise remain suspended. The company’s public image has been reeling from the accident ever since, and about had to be recalled by GM. The California DMV suspended Cruises’ driverless permits shortly after, and that ruling has remained in place.
(1/6) We learned today at 10:30 am PT of the California DMV’s suspension of our driverless permits. As a result, we will be pausing operations of our driverless AVs in …read more