CEO of Cruise’s Kyle Vogt Steps Down from Leading Robotaxi Company Cruise

Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt has resigned after an incredible 10-year journey with the company. In his announcement, Vogt expressed gratitude for the amazing experience and the milestone of providing over 250,000 driverless rides across multiple cities. He plans to take a break to explore new ideas before moving on to the next chapter. General Motors has promoted Mo Elshenawy to President and CTO of its robotaxi subsidiary following Vogt’s departure. There is currently no replacement for the CEO position.

Vogt’s resignation came after General Motors appointed Craig Glidden as Chief Administrative Officer of Cruise, and an independent engineering consulting firm continues to conduct an expanded safety probe following a recent accident involving a Cruise robotaxi and a pedestrian. Both autonomous and manual vehicle operations at Cruise remain suspended as a result, impacting a fleet of 950 robotaxis.