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Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google's self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years.
Alphabet's Google had named Urmson chief technical officer of the project after it hired former Hyundai executive John Krafcik to be chief executive of the project.
Urmson, who joined the project when it was launched and has been a public face of Google's autonomous vehicle efforts, testified before a U.S. Senate panel on autonomous cars in March.
Krafcik confirmed Urmson's departure in a tweet on Friday afternoon.
Urmson, in a blog post late Friday, said he was "ready for a fresh challenge." He said he was not sure what he would do next.
"Going to take some time and get some perspective from outside of Google," he wrote in a text message to Reuters.
Urmson told Reuters earlier this year that self-driving cars are coming. "Ive gone from hoping this would happen to thinking it might happen to knowing it will happen, Urmson said.
Google self-driving car project spokesman Johnny Luu confirmed Urmson's departure and praised him.
"Seven years ago, the idea that a car could drive itself wasnt much more than an idea. Chris has been a vital force for the project, helping the team move from a research phase to a point where this life-saving technology will soon become a reality," Luu said.
Google's project has had other significant departures, even as it has hired dozens of new employees. Earlier this year, Anthony Levandowski, who was product manager for Google's self-driving car program, left the project to co-found a startup with two other former Google employees.
Google's self-driving car project is expected to become a standalone company this year. In July, the project appointed its first general counsel.
Google has logged more than 1.8 million miles of autonomous driving in testing in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington state. It has said it has no timetable for making self-driving vehicles available to the public.
Officials have said Google is preparing to make its self-driving car unit a separate company. The program is now part of its X research laboratory unit.
"The self-driving car project is in the middle of graduating from X and this is sort of a gradual process," Astro Teller, who heads the X program, told NBC News in April.
In May, Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said they had agreed to work together to build a fleet of nearly 100 self-driving minivans, the first time a Silicon Valley firm had teamed up with a traditional carmaker to develop an autonomous vehicle.
In March, Reuters reported Google's self-driving car team was expanding and hiring more people with automotive industry expertise, underscoring the company's determination to move the division past the experimental stage.