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Apple cuts 190 jobs in driverless project

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Apple is to cut 190 jobs in its self-driving car division, Project Titan with the company confirming the majority of those losing their positions are engineers.

The website slashgear.com reports that, although details have always been sketchy, Apple’s Project Titan had planned to make a full, driverless car of its own, but over time the strategy changed as the complexities of building a whole car became apparent.

“Apple shifted its goals,” the report says. “Instead, Project Titan would attempt to carve out a niche for the company as a supplier, offering advanced electronics for things like driver-assistance systems.”

It says the 190 employees will be laid off from April 16.  38 are engineering programme managers, while 33 are hardware engineers and 31 product design engineers. 22 are software engineers.

 
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