Apple layoffs hit nearly 200 employees in self-driving car division

The company says 190 employees in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA will lose their jobs.

IMAGE: 3000 Kifer Road, a site of layoffs reported by Apple to the State of California, believed to involve Apple's self-driving car division. Google Street View via SF Chronicle.

Apple confirmed today that it is laying off about 190 people from its self-driving car division. Most of the people who are losing their jobs in Santa Clara/Sunnyvale are engineers, and they'll be departing in April.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The layoffs were disclosed, along with new details, in a letter this month to the California Employment Development Department. CNBC reported last month that layoffs were occurring in the self-driving car division, known as Project Titan. Tom Neumayr, an Apple spokesman, confirmed that the letter to the state referenced the same layoffs.

Most of the affected employees are engineers, including 38 engineering program managers, 33 hardware engineers, 31 product design engineers and 22 software engineers. The layoffs will take effect April 16, according to the filing.