Has Project Titan stalled?

Apple could be abandoning its plans to develop its own cars.

The company is understood to have sacked dozens of employees working on Project Titan, the name given to its car development initiative, and closed off certain parts of the business.

According to the New York Times, Apple has not made the progress it hoped despite plunging considerable resources at the project in recent years and will instead switch its attention to the underlying software and systems.

Apple’s car development team has grown to more than 1,000 employees in a fairly short space of time, and the New York Times quotes people briefed on the project as saying the lay-offs were described as ‘reboot’.