Apple has dismissed more than 200 employees from its autonomous vehicle group, Project Titan, CNBC reported late last week, citing people familiar with the matter.
The dismissals are seen, internally, as anticipated restructuring under the relatively new leadership of Project Titan, CNBC 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," the company said in a statement.
However, Apple didn't confirm or deny the layoffs.
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.
Reporting by Mekhla Raina and Rishika Chatterjee. Editing by Gopakumar Warrier and Rashmi Aich