John Krafcik stepping down as the CEO Waymo
WASHINGTON (US) -John Krafcik, a long-time auto industry executive and the head of Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit Waymo has informed that he was stepping down as chief executive and would be replaced by a pair of executives.
“This is a choice John has made after a long and successful career in the automotive industry,” Waymo said in statement.
“We’re committed to working alongside you to build, deploy, and commercialize the Waymo Driver,” the co-CEOs said in the statement.
Waymo, which was formed in 2009 as a project within Alphabet’s Google unit, is widely considered the leader in developing self-driving technology. But Waymo is still years away from building large-scale businesses, while their rival Tesla Inc has been selling its semi-automated driving system.