17 of Apple’s Project Titan car engineers have left the company and taken their skills to self driving car startup Zoox.
Project Titan is Apple’s self-driving electric car project. It has apparently been scaled back with some of the team reassigned to other projects and others let go while a part of the group continues with their work.
The group that left Apple specialize in braking and suspension systems for traditional cars and autonomous vehicles, according to sources speaking with Fortune.
Seeing engineers move to other companies isn’t a big surprise considering Project Titan has reportedly been refocused on self driving car systems instead of a full-on car. Many of the engineers Apple previously needed aren’t necessary any more, and others are likely moving on before their jobs are eliminated.
Apple and Zoox are staying quiet about the jobs. For Apple, that makes sense considering Project Titan was never officially confirmed, and for Zoox the tight lipped policy is likely protecting at least some of its plans.