Sam Abuelsamid

Content Creator

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


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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Waze [Android App Review] | Android Central

The world of consumer electronics is not for the faint of heart. A company comes up with a brilliant new product that suddenly gets enormously popular but then before you know it, the next big thing arrives and the previous market demand evaporates.
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First Drive: Chevrolet Volt powertrain mule [w/VIDEO]

Chevy Volt powertrain mule - Click above for high-res galleryIt's been 28 months since we watched Bob Lutz drive onto the stage at Cobo Hall in
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Readabilty for Android now available from Amazon - we've got your full review | Android Central

Readability is the latest app to address the double-edged sword that is the modern smartphone browser. When the iPhone arrived on the scene in mid-2007 it ushered in the era of (mostly) complete access to the world-wide-web from handheld mobile devices.
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iOnRoad: Collision Alerts? There's an App for That - Motor Trend

The iOnRoad app -- it's called an augmented reality app, not a safety system -- is designed to provide alerts that enable drivers to focus on operating the car safely. Read on to learn more on the iOnRoad app available for smartphones brought to you by the automotive experts at Motor Trend.
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Quick Spin: 2011 Chevrolet Volt charges toward production

2011 Chevrolet Volt Three years ago this December we first walked into a Manhattan conference room for a
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Review: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 goes to Hell and back

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Torque is good. More torque is better. And when you have more than 600 lb-ft of
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Cadillac CTS-V first drive at Monticello Motor Club

Back in 2008 I had the opportunity to participate in the media first drive event for the new 2009 Cadillac CTS-V at the then new Monticello Motor Club One of the cars on hand was set up with cameras so I got footage of two laps of the 4 mile, 22-turn track.
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ABG First Drive: Hitting the road in the Tesla Roadster!

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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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