tech2 News Staff
28. February 2019 11:04:16 IST
Looks like Apple's self-driving car division is in turmoil. The Cupertino giant is said to have fired around 190 employees of its offices in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale from its self-driving auto division.
Apple announced the California Employment Development Department Release Information a report in the SF Chronicle. Among the dismissed employees are 38 technical program managers, 33 hardware engineers, 31
Apple launched the Titan project in 2014, but there was no official announcement. Unlike its competitors like Waymo of Alphabet Inc., Cruise of General Motors, Tesla and more, we rarely hear about Project Titan, aside from speculation. Also in terms of mileage, Project Titan is far behind its competitors. While Waymo logged in 79,745 miles between November 31, 2017 and December 1, 2018, Waymo has already covered more than 10 million miles during his lifetime.
According to a report in Business Insider The layoffs are permanent and affected employees were informed about their separation data.
Apple's plans regarding the Titan project are not concrete, according to a report by Apple Insider . Some claim that it develops a full-fledged, self-propelled delivery van, others claim that Apple is developing a platform that can be licensed. Until 2023, nothing is expected to be on sale.
Waymo led the self-driving auto industry out of retreat with 11,017 miles between 2018, a 50 percent improvement over 5,595 miles the previous year. Waymo said the improvement had come despite driving 1.2 million miles in California, where the roads are busier than other areas testing vehicles, such as the suburbs of Arizona, Reuters Report Earlier this month
] "A lower rate of disengagement shows that our cars are getting better and better at detecting and coping with a variety of driving situations, including" edge events "in the cities in which we tested have: those unusual situations that only a human driver may only ever see once (or never) in the life of driving, "said Waymo in a blog post .
Apple, on the other hand, came in last by a margin of more In a letter to regulators, Apple said its approach to reporting repatriation was "conservative" and that the report was "excessively inclusive
Apple said he had changed the way he categorized retreat categories from July 2018. He said he had driven about 2,000 miles between what he calls "important disconnections," which was defined as "situations." that led to a safety-related event or violation of road rules ". At least two of these "important" "retreats" happened when other human drivers came across its test vehicles, Apple said.
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