Google’s driverless car division has cut a further 137 jobs, bringing the total for the year to 209.
Reuters reports the engineering jobs have been eliminated so Waymo can “focus on commercial success”.
The job losses total around eight per cent of the company’s workforce.
A Waymo spokesperson told TechCrunch that the layoffs, mostly in engineering roles, are part of a “broader organisational restructure that follows a fiscally disciplined approach”.
Waymo recently expanded its driverless service to take fares for rides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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