Toyota needs these Japanese startups on the road to robocars

Toyota's investments in Tokyo startups PKSHA Technology and Preferred Networks comes as software starts to rival the motor as the most important thing inside a car.

EV push could lead to copper shortage, mining group says

A global push by automakers toward electric vehicles could lead to shortages in raw materials, including copper, mining group BHP said. EVs need four times as much copper as combustion-engine cars.