Over the last few months, at least 11 members of the Autopilot software team have left. This represents close to 10% of the total group. Several of the remaining managers are now working directly with Musk. These departures followed the removal of the Autopilot group's leader Stuart Bowers in May.
Musk's unhappiness with the Autopilot group is apparently due to difficulties they have had in adapting the software, which was designed to steer vehicles on highways and in cities. Specifically, the team has been working on trying to get the software to work in cities to achieve Musk's already promised goal of "full self driving".