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Google's Lead Self-Driving Car Engineer Quits

Yesterday, Google's Chief technology officer, Chris Urmson announced that he was leaving the Self-Driving Team with immediate effect after steering Google's self driving project through 7 years and 1.8 million miles of road testing.

"I’ve decided the time is right to step down and find my next adventure," Urmson wrote. "After leading our cars through the human equivalent of 150 years of driving and helping our project make the leap from pure research to developing a product that we hope someday anyone will be able to use, I am ready for a fresh challenge."

Google car CEO John Krafcik tweeted that "Chris is an incredible colleague & leader. Thank you for your passion & humility. Good luck on your new adventures!"

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