Kyle Vogt, a founder and chief executive of Cruise, the driverless car subsidiary of General Motors, resigned on Sunday, less than a month after Cruise suspended all autonomous operations after a series of traffic mishaps.
Mr. Vogt had faced criticism for months as Cruise’s self-driving operations ran into issues in cities such as San Francisco.
At various points, Cruise’s autonomous vehicles were involved in accidents, with outrage mounting after one of its cars dragged a pedestrian 20 feet after a crash in October.
In a statement, Cruise said that its board had accepted Mr. Vogt’s resignation, but it did not specify what had led to his departure.
The company did not name a new chief executive but appointed a new president who also became its chief technology officer and a new vice chairman.
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