Apple dismissed 190 employees, affecting the automated driving vehicle development project 'Titan'?
Apple announced it would lay off 190 employees in Santa Clara , California and Sunnyvale . It is reported that the majority of employees who were subject to layoffs are technical professionals and the possibility of being related to the staffing of Apple's automated driving vehicle development project " Titan ".
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According to documents to the Employment Development Bureau of California State in February 2019, out of the 190 people covered by this layoff, 38 engineering program managers, 33 hardware engineers, 31 product design engineers, It is said that 22 software engineers are included and will officially come into force on April 16, 2019.
Santa Clara and Sunnyvale are cities in the immediate vicinity of Cupertino with Apple headquarters, and Apple has entered these two cities in the year when the automatic driving department was established. Therefore, it was said that the offices of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale are mainly pursuing Apple's Titan project.
In January 2019, Apple has been reported to lay off more than 200 staff involved in Titan. Apple acknowledged large-scale staff cuts for the CNBC interview, and said that this layoff is part of the changeover.
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In January 2019, Apple told CNBC 's interview that he has "a wonderfully talented team working on autonomous driving systems and related technologies". Actually 9 to 5 Mac said that the progress of the Titan project was indicated by the California State Automobile Administration data. According to the record, it has become evident that during the period from November 31, 2017 to December 1, 2018, we have carried out a running test of 70,745 miles in California (about 128,000 km).
It is not clear how much the layoff will affect the progress of the Titan project, and Apple has not officially announced any comments.