Briefing: Tesla’s top Autopilot engineer departs, raising doubts about robo-taxis

TechNode | Jun 14, 2019 at 9:25 AM
  • Zeljko Popovic, Tesla’s Autopilot team lead, has stepped down and will join Embark, a self-driving truck startup in San Francisco.
  • Popovic reportedly built and managed the perception team for the EV giant’s suite of advanced driver-assistance features, leading the development of highly accurate US highway maps for Tesla vehicles.
  • Pony.AI plans to test run 200 driverless vehicles in the next three years in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, the capital of southern Guangdong province.