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Tesla lays off hundreds of workers in autopilot segment

The move comes after differing statements from Tesla’s management and CEO Elon Musk on the company’s plans to reduce the number of salaried staff.

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US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has closed a division in California, laying off around 200 employees in the company’s autopilot segment, Bloomberg News learns from unnamed sources.

The move comes after differing statements from Tesla’s management and CEO Elon Musk on the company’s plans to reduce the number of salaried staff.

A total of 350 workers were employed at facility in California, with the remaining 150 employees being transferred to other divisions.

Tesla, which has a total headcount of 100,000 globally, has yet to comment on the news to Bloomberg News.

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