A startup that makes a powerful 3D camera for iPhones is going to sell the same technology that powers self-driving cars in a battery-powered package.
Occipital on Wednesday announced it was buying Paracosm, a small Florida-based startup that makes a handheld lidar sensor.
Lidar is a technology that uses lasers to track how far away walls and other objects are. It's gained a lot of attention as one of the main technologies that companies like Google, Apple, and Uber are using to develop self-driving cars.
Occipital will use Paracosm's lidar scanner system, PX-80, to quickly create large-scale drawings and CAD files for construction sites and other professional uses.