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    Apple Inc. has laid off dozens of employees as it has cancelled parts of a self-driving car project, US media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Apple employees were told that the layoffs were part of a "reboot" of the car project code-named Titan, three people familiar with the matter told The New York Times on Friday.

    According to the newspaper, the company invested in the Titan project over the past two years, and the project expanded quickly, having more than 1,000 employees working on it. However, after certain difficulties, a number of employees had to be fired.

    Apple has also changed the project’s leadership, having Bob Mansfield take over Titan in July. Under Mansfield’s leadership, the focus of the project shifted to underlying technology, abandoning the previous course of design emphasis, according to The New York Times.


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