Apple has fired just over 200 employees of the group Project Titan, involved in the development of unmanned vehicles. Thus, according to the representative of the company, they still believe in the huge potential of Autonomous systems.
“We have an incredibly talented team working on Autonomous systems and related technologies at Apple. As the team focused on several key areas in 2019, some groups moved to projects in other divisions of the company, where they will deal with machine learning technologies and other initiatives across the company,” he told CNBC representative of the Corporation.
He also noted that Apple has a unique opportunity to contribute in this area and that it is “the most ambitious project in the field of machine learning in history”.
The company started working on Project Titan in 2014, and at that time, according to rumors, she worked on the creation of an electric vehicle in a secret location near the headquarters in Cupertino. Organizational issues, internal disagreements and other problems have affected the development of the vehicle, and in 2016, new information that Apple has postponed its plans for a car to instead focus on the system of self-governing movement.
In early August, 2018, former Vice-President for engineering work Tesla Doug field came back to Apple. Before leaving the “Apple” of the company, he was engaged in the hardware Mac. Apple confirmed the news but declined to comment on the future challenges of the field.
Later analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple self-driving cars will help the company to overcome the mark of capitalization of $2 trillion. A significant contribution will also contribute services and augmented reality. As noted by Kuo, the alleged date of occurrence on the market of “Apple” machines 2023-2025 year.
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