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


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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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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