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Sam Abuelsamid
Works at Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Attended GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University)
Lives in Ypsilanti, MI
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First impressions of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, much improved with a very impressive powertrain
Smaller crossover utilities are the fastest growing segment of the American auto market in the last few years and Hyundai America CEO Dave Zuckowski hopes that the all-new 2016 Tucson will take adv...
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Some hood ornaments at the Concours d'Elegance of America
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The other day Ford Motor Company announced a new wheelchair accessible concept based on the Explorer

One of the main reasons that wheelchair accessible vehicles are usually based on minivans is that they already have handy portals on the sides that make access easy. When I saw this new concept, something looked very familiar, the rear door with the ramp revived an idea that appeared way back in January 2008 on the +Ford Motor Company Explorer America concept that debuted the idea of a unibody Explorer as well as the future 2.0-liter EcoBoost four cylinder. Not much of the styling of that concept survived to production, but it's good to see them bring that door back.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/06/detroit-2008-ford-explorer-america-concept-says-bye-bye-to-body/
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I don't really like Lindsay Graham and generally disagree with most everything he says and does. That said, you've gotta love the way he has responded to getting doxxed by the hair with the runaway mouth
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The 2015 Hyundai Sante Fe Sport looks good and is roomy but the sport name doesn't belong and fuel economy was just so-so
It should come as no surprise when you check Hyundai’s monthly sales report to find the midsize Santa Fe crossover as the brand’s third-best selling model trailing only the Elantra and Sonata. Amer...
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Mazda cx5 is only slightly smaller and excellent choice 
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The world's last flying Avro Vulcan bomber is winding down its career this summer, before it is grounded forever

At the Royal International Air Tattoo, the pilots put on an amazing demonstration that demonstrates the maneuverability of this big bird closing out with some close formation flying with the Red Arrows
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Oh, definitely shades of Concorde.  I smell skullduggery.
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Automakers are going to have to pony up and do more of this if they are going to keep on top of security problem
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Sunday morning with some fabulous cars
Sunday July 26, 2015 was a near perfect midsummer day in southeast Michigan. Under a clear blue sky with temperatures in the low 80s and comparatively modest humidity by the standards of this time ...
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Ten years ago today, I started sharing my random thoughts with the world through my blog
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+The 2016 Honda Accord gets updated appearance along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay*
Like most automakers today, Honda has an R&D outpost in the heart of Silicon Valley to work on all kinds of advanced technology. Since new driving technology lies at the heart of the updates to...
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A dedicated test facility for developing automated and connected vehicles opened in Ann Arbor, Michigan today
Yet another automotive proving ground opened in Ann Arbor, Mich. today, but the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) is quite different from existing tracks. There is no shortage of automotive test...
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Auto writer, photographer, technologist and social media consultant
Skills
writing, editing, photography, video, all kinds of technology
Employment
  • Navigant Consulting, Inc.
    Senior Research Analyst, 2014 - present
  • WPP Group
    Automotive product writer, editor, technologist, 2011 - 2014
  • Weber Shandwick
    Account Supervisor, 2010 - 2011
  • TRW
    Principal Engineer, 2000 - 2007
  • Kelsey-Hayes
    Vehicle Development Engineer, 1991 - 1994
  • Delco Moraine NDH
    Development Engineer, 1990 - 1991
  • LucasVarity
    Development engineer, 1994 - 2000
  • Autoblog
    Technical Editor, 2006 - 2010
  • ICON Creative Technologies
    Technical Editor/Director, 2007 - 2010
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Ypsilanti, MI
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Hamilton, Ontario - Ann Arbor, MI - Fenton, MI - West bloomfield, mi
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I'm an all around content creator and technologist
Introduction

After 22 years working as an engineer in the auto industry I've made the transition to journalism and communications. After joining AutoblogGreen and later Autoblog on a part-time basis in September 2006 I became the technical editor for Green Fuels Forecast, Diesel Forecast, Hydrogen Forecast in January 2008. 

From mid-2008 I also became the technical director for ICON Creative Technologies in Ann Arbor, MI producing a variety of content for clients including numerous live video webcasts. In my role as technical director I also developed solutions to a variety of needs including producing live web video streams from a vehicle test drive. In addition to my writing, I also do most of my own photography, video shooting and editing and was one of the regular hosts of the Autoblog podcast for two years.

Since late 2010 I've been working in automotive communications, creating media content in written and visual form and developing new ways of presenting that content. 

In my roles first at ICON, Weber Shandwick and now WPP I've provided counsel to clients on how to more effectively communicate with non-traditional media outlets .

Specialties: 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.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/samabuelsamid

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 StoreBarnes & Noble’s Nook store and the Apple iBooks store.

Bragging rights
I've gone from engineering cars to engineering words about them
Education
  • GMI Engineering and Management Institute (Kettering University)
    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, 1985 - 1990
  • Scott Park Secondary School
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