Aeva Inc said it has shrunk the main components of its “lidar” self-driving car sensor onto a single chip, a move it expects to dramatically lower the price of a sensor widely considered a bottleneck in the mass production of autonomous vehicles. Aeva Inc’s “Aeries” lidar unit for autonomous vehicles is seen in this undated handout photo provided to Reuters on December 11, 2019. Aeva Inc/Handout via REUTERS The company, founded by ex-Apple Inc engineers Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, on Wednesday also said it has taken investment from Porsche Automobil Holding SE ( PSHG_p.DE ), the majority-voting shareholder of Volkswagen AG ( VOWG_p.DE ). Lidar sensors generate a 3D map of the world around the car. In addition to the map, Aeva’s sensor detects the velocity of objects in a car’s surroundings, which could help cars determine whether an object hundreds of meters down the road […]