Apple acknowledged Thursday that it has trimmed its team devoted to self-driving car technology but stressed that its still in the race. Apple's comment came in response to a CNBC report that the staff of a secretive Project Titan was reduced this week by more than 200 people, some of whom were transferred to jobs elsewhere at the California-based technology group. "We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple," the company said in a released statement. "We continue to believe there is a huge opportunity with autonomous systems, that Apple has unique capabilities to contribute, and that this is the most ambitious machine learning project ever." Apple added a former Tesla executive to a leading role on the self-driving vehicle tech team last year, and the staff cut came with internal reorganization. "As the team focuses their work on several key areas for 2019, some groups are being moved to projects in other parts of the comp...

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