Sam Abuelsamid

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Detroit, MI

Sam Abuelsamid

Formerly, auto engineer, now I engineer words, images and video as an industry analyst and commentator. I say what I think


We May Be Sacrificing Our Remaining Privacy For Self-Driving Cars

The rise of affordable automobiles in the early 20th century led to an increase in personal mobility that was unprecedented in human history. Most of us suddenly had the ability to travel vastly longer distances anytime we wanted to, no longer encumbered by the limits of human endurance. Among the many pluses and minuses of the automobile was the ability to get further away from civilization and get off the grid.
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It Could Be That Only A Few VW Engineers Really Knew About Emissions Cheating

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – Hans Dieter Poetsch (C)), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, and Volkswagen Group Chairman Matthias Mueller (R), attend a press conference to announce the latest update in the company’s handling of the engine emissions scandal on December 10. Early on Thursday, Volkswagen held a press conference at its Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters where Hans Dieter Pötsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management, provided an update on the ongoing emissions scandal at the company.
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Rumored Ford-Google Tie-Up Could Signal Birth Of New Transportation Era

In the lead-up to the International CES in Las Vegas two weeks from now, rumors are beginning to run wild that Ford Motor and Alphabet Inc. will announce a significant new joint-venture company, as reported this morning by Automotive News. If true, this may one day be looked back on as one of the milestones that signaled the birth of a new era in the transportation space.
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2015 Nissan GT-R – Honestly Fast

Brutality is utterly fitting for a car known to its fans around the world as Godzilla. Like the Exige, the GT-R offers exceptionally rapid acceleration and amazing handling. Yet despite certain similarities in character that I’ll come back to, these two sports cars couldn’t be more different in execution.

A New Ford Mustang for Christmas

Images of new cars sitting in a snowy driveway wrapped in a big red bow have long been a staple of automotive advertising this time of year. But unlike those marketing scenarios, this is the true story of a 16-year-old boy who got a very special Ford Mustang for Christmas in 1964. As 1964 drew to a close, Mustang had been on sale for about eight months, and it was already clear the car would become one of the biggest new model hits of all time.

Mustang II Forty Years Later

Forty years ago this fall, a completely redesigned second-generation Ford Mustang hit the road. Mustang II was a radical departure from the 1973 model it replaced – 19 inches shorter, 500 pounds lighter and, for the first time, not available with a V8 engine. Despite being among the best-selling Mustangs of the past 49 years, Mustang II has been maligned by hardcore pony-car fans as the black sheep of the family almost since it went on sale.

It’s a Plane! It’s a Horse! No, It’s the Ford Mustang and One of the World’s Favorite Cars

If some of those names sound familiar, it’s because they were used on other cars in the years after Mustang debuted. Others receded into the annals of history. The decision to go with Mustang came in late 1963, although various design models and prototypes carried other names until early 1964 as part of the security effort around the project.

Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang

5.0-liter V8 anchors the all-new Ford Mustang lineup with power and torque fit for the iconic brand. New 2.3-liter EcoBoost ® brings turbocharging to Mustang with exceptional power and torque and projected class-leading fuel efficiency. The all-new Ford Mustang offers a choice of engines available with either manual or automatic transmissions that make it a great all-around performer no matter how you mix and match.

Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years with All-New Sleek Design, Innovative Technologies and World-Class Performance

All-new sophisticated design clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage evolved to attract wider array of customers and expand global market availability. Mustang now available with three engines offering a broader power of choice – a more powerful 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost ® engine.

Porsche Racing Tech - Porsche 911's GT3R Hybrid Flywheel

Porsche's latest 911 race car uses an electric hybrid system with a flywheel for energy storage.
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Ford Mustang Supercharger Kit Test Drive - Supercharger Kit Review

Ford Racing's supercharger kit gets 624 horsepower out of the 5.0-liter V8. Just forget about a warranty.
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Detroit 2008: The Heart of the King, the LS9 is born!

Every great king needs a great heart. Given the competition out there, if a car intends to claim the mantle of \"King of the Hill\", it better have a mighty
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Sam Abuelsamid

I'm an all around content creator and technologist.

After more than two decades as an engineer in the auto industry I switched to writing about the industry. As a journalist, product communications writer and now industry analyst, I've covered the state of the business and technology and where it's going in the future.

My background in automotive engineering gives me a perspective on how the process of developing cars works and an in-depth knowledge of the new technology being developed.

My interest in new technology has allowed me to discover and adapt tools to a variety of purposes to help clients find solutions to communications needs.

I'm also author of Recharging the Car, Chronicling the development of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. It's an eBook compilation of my writings about the Volt from 2007-2010. It's available from Amazon’s Kindle Store.



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