Anthony Levandowski has stepped down from his role as head of the self-driving car unit at Uber, according to an email obtained by Business Insider. The leadership shakeup comes a few months after Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google, filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Levandowski—a former Waymo engineer—stole thousands of confidential files before he left the job. He went on to found a self-driving truck company, Otto, which Uber bought a few months later, in August 2016. Waymo’s lawsuit claims Uber is using its proprietary technology in the ridesharing giant's own self-driving cars.
Levandowski will reportedly stay on as a member of Uber's self-driving vehicle team, with Eric Meyhofer taking his place as head of the division. Levandowski will no longer work on LiDAR, the sensors specially developed for autonomous vehicles that are at the center of the Waymo lawsuit, per Business Insider. Levandowski is the 10th Uber exec to step down since mid-February—though he’s the only one who plans to stay with the company in a reduced role.