Apple wants to lay off 190 employees from its self-driving division, all of them based in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale.
The news was broke last month by CNBC, who found out Apple is stepping back from self-driving cars. It’s now confirmed by the company itself, who sent a letter to the California Employment Development Department.
The layoffs will happen on April 16, with 38 engineering program managers, 33 hardware engineers, 31 product design engineers and 22 software engineers to leave Apple. The fact that most of these layoffs consist of engineers spells trouble for Apple’s self-driving plans.
In 2016, Apple laid off hundreds of other workers in the self-driving division, as it shifted focus from building a car to providing the software.
Of course, the company has had a tough time lately, as iPhone sales started slowing down and the company’s revenue dropped by 15 percent at the end of 2018.