Tesla is Shaking Up its Entire Autopilot Team at a Critical Time for the Program

News broke that Chris Lattner, Tesla’s vice president of Autopilot software, was leaving Wednesday night — its third Autopilot exec departure in the last seven months. Sterling Anderson, who joined the company in 2014 as the Model X program manager, served as director of Autopilot for one year prior to leaving Tesla last December. That news was largely overshadowed when Tesla announced Chris Lattner, a veteran Apple exec, was joining the company in January.

“Chris just wasn’t the right fit for Tesla, and we’ve decided to make a change,” A Tesla spokesperson wrote in a statement. “We wish him the best.”