An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that Apple has layoffs over 200 employees from its secretive self driving car division,.
CNBC is an American pay television business news channel that is owned by NBC Universal Broadcast, Cable but said the firm is not abandoning the project.
CNBC says the division, known as Project Titan, has seen employees moved to different parts of Apple.
The major restructuring of project comes after the iPhone maker last year hired Tesla engineering vice president and Apple veteran, Doug Field, to lead the team alongside Apple’s veteran hardware guru Bob Mansfield
“We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple,’ it said.
‘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.
‘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.” it said.