Tesla Inc said the head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, left the organization in less than six months since joining the electric carmaker.
“Chris simply wasn’t the right choice for Tesla, and we’ve chosen to make a change,” a Tesla representative told Reuters in an email on Tuesday.
“Turns out that Tesla isn’t a solid match for me after all,” Lattner, who worked at Apple Inc for over 10 years before joining Tesla in January, tweeted. “I’m interested to her about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader!”
Tesla said it hired Andrej Karpathy as director of artificial intelligence and Tesla Vision team, the representative said.
Karpathy, who most recently worked as a research scientist at OpenAI, will directly answer to Chief Executive Elon Musk.
Karpathy will work closely with Jim Keller, who now has general obligation regarding autopilot hardware and software, she included.
Electrek.co site prior detailed Lattner’s exit.