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


2012 Chevy Sonic hill-hold technology

Lead development engineer John Buttermore explains the hill hold technology in the 2012 Chevy Sonic
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Cruze tire inflator Shannon Fahy 1

Uploaded by samabuelsamid on 2011-05-26.
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Thin Air (Show #1335) on Autoline This Week

Show #1335: Thin Air - Alan Taub , General Motors, Paul Eisenstein , The Detroit Bureau, Sam Abuelsamid , Autoblog. Topic: Future propulsion technologies. Climbing mountains is difficult and dangerous. Not only is it... Autoline Detroit is the longest running weekly broadcast dedicated solely to discussing the inner workings of the auto industry.
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AAH #8 - That's Not My Cup of CAFE - Autoline After Hours

Download MP3 (Ustream video version and archived chat discussion after the jump below) Count your lucky stars, McElroy made it back to the lower 48 safe and sound following his "business" trip to King Kamehameha's realm. Joining John and regulars Peter De Lorenzo and Jason Vines are two After Hours newbies.
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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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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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