CEO of GM’s autonomous vehicle branch Cruise is leaving the company

A robot car of the General Motors subsidiary Cruise is on a test drive in 2019.
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Dan Ammann, CEO of General Motors autonomous vehicle branch Cruise, is leaving the company, GM announced Thursday.

Cruise’s President and CTO Kyle Vogt will take over as interim CEO, the company said. Additionally, Cruise will gain a new board member: Former Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman Wesley Bush, who is also a GM board member.

GM said the leadership change comes along with plans to accelerate a strategy it laid out at its most recent Investor Day, with Cruise playing a key role in building out its autonomous vehicle platform.