Apple confirms it’s laying off 190 employees from self-driving car project

Apple will lay off 190 employees from its self-driving car division located in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, California. The company acknowledged the move in a letter to the California Employment Development Department this month, and a spokesman confirmed it today with the San Francisco Chronicle.

Most of the affected employees are engineers, including 38 engineering program managers, 33 hardware engineers, 31 product design engineers and 22 software engineers. The layoffs will take effect April 16, according to the filing.

[…] Appleā€™s layoffs span eight office and industrial properties: 3000 Kifer Road, 3689 Kifer Road, 5301 Patrick Henry Drive, 2945 San Ysidro Way and 2975 San Ysidro Way in Santa Clara, along with 1150 Kifer Road, 1170 Kifer Road and 195 N. Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale.

For those wondering, yes these are the same layoffs reported by CNBC last month. Apple’s self-driving car team, often referred to as Project Titan, has been in flux since inception. The group has seen multiple rounds of layoffs, restructuring, and in 2016 their focus shifted from electric cars to autonomous systems.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle