Apple Inc. has dismissed more than 200 employees at its autonomous vehicle group, Project Titan, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The dismissals are seen, internally, as an anticipated restructuring under the relatively new leadership at Project Titan, CNBC reported.
Last year, the iPhone maker hired Doug Field, an Apple veteran and a Tesla engineering vice president, to lead the Project Titan team alongside Bob Mansfield.
Other employees impacted by the restructuring are staying at Apple, but moving to different parts of the company, CNBC added.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed the layoffs for CNBC.
"We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple. As the team focuses their work on several key areas for 2019, some groups are being moved to projects in other parts of the company, where they will support machine learning and other initiatives, across all of Apple," the spokesperson told CNBC.
"We continue to believe there is a huge opportunity with autonomous systems, that Apple has unique capabilities to contribute, and that this is the most ambitious machine learning project ever."