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On Tuesday, Tesla’s vice president of Autopilot software Chris Lattner announced that he would be leaving Tesla just six months after he joined. Lattner wrote on Twitter: “Turns out that Tesla isn’t a good fit for me after all.
I’m interested to hear about interesting roles for a seasoned engineering leader!
Lattner joined Tesla after leaving Apple in January. He had worked at Apple since 2005 and is credited with creating the Swift programming language. Lattner doesn’t appear to have plans for the future just yet, as he tweeted, “My resume is easy to find online. 7 years of Swift experience”
Tesla hired Lattner just as it dropped a partnership with Mobileye and announced that it would be developing hardware and software for Autopilot in house to reach Level 5 autonomy—or fully autonomous driving—faster.
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