Yes, true: I'm joining the Google Self-Driving Car project in late September.— John Krafcik (@johnkrafcik) September 14, 2015
When Krafcik left Hyundai, he went to run TrueCar, an online shopping site that helps buyers find deals when buying a new car. As Re/code reports, while the self-driving car project now has its own CEO, it's not yet ready to become its own company, away from Google's X Lab. A spokesperson told the site that it's "not becoming an Alphabet company at this stage," cheekily adding that "it's certainly a good candidate to become one" in the future.
This article by Daniel Cooper originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.