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Tesla Autopilot head leaves company for Embark - report

Tesla Autopilot team leader Zeljko Popovic is leaving Elon Musk's company for Embark, a self-driving trucking start-up, CNBC reported.

Popovic ran the perception team for Tesla's Autopilot division, managed the development of highly accurate maps of US highways and created so-called "sensor fusion system" which enables Autopilot to "see" other cars on the road.

Musk earlier promised Tesla will produce vehicles capable of operating as "robotaxis" by the end of next year and plans to produce electric semi trucks by the end of 2020 so Popovic's departure comes at a critical moment for the company.

Breaking the News / KP