Jun 21, 2017

Tesla's head of autopilot software is leaving after just six months


Chris Lattner, who left Apple in January to become Tesla's head of autopilot software in January is now leaving the carmaker.

"Turns out that Tesla isn't a good fit for me after all," he said in a Twitter post on Tuesday night. "I'm interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader!"

Lattner had headed up Apple's development of the Swift programming language.

Meanwhile, TechCrunch reports that Tesla has hired computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy for a key role on the autopilot team. Karpathy was most recently at artificial intelligence research group OpenAI, which has backing from, among others, Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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