Apple this week cut more than 200 engineers employed on the project smart car Project Titan. As CNBC reports, citing informed sources, one of the employees was dismissed, the other reallocated to other projects.

In Apple confirmed the cutbacks, while stressing that continued to see “enormous potential in the Autonomous system”. “As the team focused on several key areas in 2019, some groups have been diverted to projects in other otdelakh company where they will help in the development of systems of machine learning and to support other initiatives throughout Apple”, — said the channel in a press-service.

Apple has long developed a project self propelled car Project Titan, but in 2016, when he led the former head of hardware Bob Mansfield, the company has shifted the focus from the development and production of private electric cars on the development of technologies for “smart” cars. Before the secret project was a new task to develop the autopilot system for “smart” machines, and not a full electric vehicle.

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Last summer in Apple back Doug field, was previously in charge of the production of the cheapest electric car Tesla Model 3. The fact that the former head of the Mac was reunited with his colleague Mansfield, speaks in favor of the fact that the company decided to return to personalname plan and produce their own “imobile”, and large reductions associated with the desire of Mansfield and the field to restructure the project.

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