Industry veteran John Krafcik is stepping down as CEO of Google's self-driving vehicle technology subsidiary Waymo, which he has led since 2015.
Succeeding him in leading the Silicon Valley company will be Tekedra Mawakana, Waymo's COO, and Dmitri Dolgov, chief technology officer.
Krafcik will be an adviser to the company.
Mawakana and Dolgov will steer Waymo as it continues to operate its fully autonomous Waymo One ride-hailing service in Phoenix and develops the fifth generation of its Waymo Driver technology.
The company also has been exploring opportunities in goods delivery since launching Waymo Via last year.
Krafcik, 59, said his time at the helm of Waymo "has been the capstone of my career" and that "together, we've achieved remarkable firsts as we develop, deploy and commercialize our fully autonomous Waymo Driver, and work to make our roads safer and mobility more accessible."
Krafcik said Mawakana — a 2020 Automotive News 100 Leading Women honoree — and Dolgov "are an incredibly talented pair who are ideally suited for this moment" and "bring complementary skill sets and experiences."
Krafcik joined Waymo after being president of TrueCar Inc., CEO of Hyundai Motor America and holding various product development roles at Ford.
Krafcik has led the Google venture to various development milestones as CEO, including racking up millions of miles driven autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities. Waymo's vehicles have traveled more than 20 billion miles in simulation. The achievements resulted in him being named the Automotive News' 2020 All-Star for Mobility.
Waymo continues to make headlines in autonomous driving. Last month, it released an analysis showing the effectiveness of its system in avoiding fatal collisions. The company announced in January that it would no longer use the phrase "self-driving."
Mawakana and Dolgov "will continue to drive Waymo's technical and business leadership in the rapidly advancing autonomous industry," Krafcik said.