Is Apple nixing its autonomous vehicle unit, Project Titan?

Is Apple nixing its autonomous vehicle unit, Project Titan?

Is Apple nixing its autonomous vehicle unit, Project Titan?

Other employees who were dismissed due to the restructuring of Project Titan are staying at Apple, though they will be branching off to other parts of the company. Based on that statement, Apple recently laying off 200 employees on their Project Titan team would suggest that it's less of a priority at the moment.

A spokesperson for Apple said: "We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple". The spokesperson said Apple will refocus on other projects and areas in 2019 and some groups were moved to other parts of the company. However, Apple still expects productive opportunities from autonomous technology in the future.

Project Titan team see 200 job losses in restructuring move; focus will now be on development of autonomous software and hardware.

Apple dismissed 200 people connected to its autonomous auto project this week, sources told CNBC.

In 2018, Apple re-hired Doug Field, former hardware engineer at the firm, from an engineering role at Tesla.

The so-called Project Titan has been shrouded in mystery for years. However, with this latest development it is not clear as to what will happen to the company's autonomous vehicle project.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed it had ditched its plan to build an autonomous vehicle in 2017.

The Apple Car won't be arriving soon, or at least not in the short term.

Those other projects include machine learning, Apple said.

The trillion-dollar company was initially believed to be building an actual vehicle and perhaps even a minivan, but according to the latest rumours, the folks at Cupertino might only working on the software for futuristic cars. The company has kept a low profile, saying little about its ambitions for autonomous systems.

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