Mary Barra

Carmakers show off tech innovations at CES

Carmakers show off tech innovations at CES

LAS VEGAS — Speed and cars go hand in hand, whether you're talking acceleration, tight turns in the corners or how high the speedometer will go.

Speed and car companies? Not so much.

Tired of being cast as stodgy behemoths, a dozen of the world's largest automakers have descended upon CES, turning the annual consumer electronics convention into practically an auto show of sorts. The car brands say they're taking cues from pure tech companies on what it takes to go faster: faster to innovate, faster to change, faster to bring new products to market.

Faraday Future, a fresh-out-of-the-gate Gardena automaker, is leading that drive. The company — already being...