Apple cuts 190 jobs in self-driving car division

By Rex Crum : mercurynews – excerpt

Is Apple giving up on the self-driving car market?

Maybe not entirely, but based on the fact that Apple is laying off 190 employees in its self-driving car operations in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, there is at least an impression that the tech giant is scaling back whatever plans its has to put an Apple car on the road.

In a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department, Apple said that it will cut 190 jobs, effective April 16. The notice didn’t disclose in which areas Apple is shedding those jobs, but various reports said Apple officials confirmed the positions are in the company’s self-driving car operations, which have been code-named Project Titan…(more)

Maybe they already did the work they were hired to do. Replace themselves. That is what robots do. Kill jobs. The tech industry is full of job-killing engineers who are programming their replacements.

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