Faiz Siddiqui

Washington, D.C.

San Francisco-based tech reporter covering automation and the future of transportation, including Tesla, Uber and Lyft

Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Faiz Siddiqui is a technology reporter with The Washington Post's Business Desk covering companies such as Tesla, Uber and Lyft, Waymo and traditional automakers researching and deploying autonomous vehicles. Prior to that, he covered the D.C. Metro and local transportation scene, including the year-long SafeTrack program, the system's chronic safety and reliability issues, and regional and federal officials' push for governance and finance reforms at the agency. He has also covered Uber's DC operations, Amtrak and the launches of countless local tech start-ups. He has previously written stori
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Teslas running Autopilot involved in 273 crashes reported since last year

Regulators released the first batch of information since mandating that companies such as Tesla report on serious crashes involving their driver-assistance systems.

June 15, 2022

Federal investigators step up probe into Tesla Autopilot crashes

Federal regulators are expanding their examination of Autopilot's role in crashes with parked emergency vehicles.

June 9, 2022

Elon Musk targets white-collar Tesla staff, a test case of Twitter plans

In an email to executives, the billionaire CEO announced layoffs of 10 percent of salaried staff, saying he has a “super bad feeling” about the economy.

June 3, 2022

Elon Musk tells Tesla, SpaceX workers to go back to office or go away

In an email, Elon Musk told employees that they must be in the office a minimum of 40 hours per week.

June 1, 2022

Elon Musk lines up growing list of investors to take over Twitter

Silicon Valley investors are scrambling to get into the deal to buy Twitter as if the 16-year-old struggling company was a hot start-up. They are drawn to the cult of Elon Musk, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the technology industry.

June 1, 2022

Judge denies Tesla’s bid to move sexual harassment case to arbitration

Tesla has leaned heavily on mandatory arbitration of workplace disputes to shield the matters from public view.

May 24, 2022

Tesla’s stock price plummets as Twitter deal hangs in the balance

Tesla’s stock — and Elon Musk’s wealth — took a huge hit Friday, continuing a downward spiral and possibly imperiling the billionaire’s deal to buy Twitter.

May 20, 2022

Elon Musk says deal can’t ‘move forward’ until Twitter proves bot numbers

Musk says the $44 billion deal may be off unless Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal shows less than 5% of Twitter users are fake.

May 17, 2022

Elon Musk says he might try to renegotiate $44B Twitter deal for less

Musk also sent a strong signal he could exit the deal.

May 16, 2022

Elon Musk, the Twitter deal and his quest to save ‘all life on Earth’

With each of his startups, the world's richest man has aimed to save humanity. He's also made billions.

May 14, 2022