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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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Mazda should enter Le Mans with hydrogen-fueled rotary hybrid in Garage 56
The 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans will actually mark two very important anniversaries in the history of the world’s most famous endurance race. It will be the 50th anniversary of the first of four conse...
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Out in the yard this afternoon I noticed this little guy and a little while later I spotted one a sibling as well

#rabbit
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While we wait for the Tesla Model 3 to arrive two+ years from now, here are a couple of affordable Teslas from from fleet for #TBT

I still have to find the new Hot Wheels +Tesla Motors Model S, but Roadsters still look great 
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Cottontail rabbit hanging out in the yard this evening
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I wrote about this same topic of comparing 1970s and 80s cars to current models back in my AutoblogGreen days

The Chevette was one of the scariest cars I've ever been in. Back in college I carpooled to work with a couple of friends for a while. One guy had a Chevette and we took turns riding in the back seat which was terribly cramped and had a big driveshaft tunnel. The Chevette was a prime example of why such cars should always be built with front wheel drive unless you are doing a crazy high-performance version which the Chevette was not. One day as we approached a red light, I remember looking out the side window as we slid toward the back of a truck. As +John Voelcker says in this article, this car would never be allowed to be sold in any developed market today and that's a good thing. 
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We added a pair of young white leghorns to the egg production crew today
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*back when pets.com went belly up after trying to deliver bags of dog food and cat litter, who would have thought that today we'd be buying mattresses online?*
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The 2015 Lexus NX300h is the liveliest Toyota hybrid I've tried

The +Lexus USA NX is no sportster but it was surprisingly fun to drive
In the mid-1990s the original Lexus RX kicked off the wave of luxury utility vehicles that has now infected pretty much every premium brand short of Ferrari and McLaren. In time, Lexus added rebadg...
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I think a more likely scenario than the EcoBoost V6 for a future GT500 is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 like the concept shown at SEMA in 2012 

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2012/10/30/ford-mustang-cobra-jet-concept-goes-twin-turbo-for-sema-debut.html

Since the GT500 is the basis for the Cobra Jet drag racer, Ford will likely want the V8 which can be pumped up to well over 1,000 in race form. 
 
Which upcoming muscle car will come out on top: the Shelby #Mustang GT500 or the #Camaro ZL1? Find out more: http://automo.bi/1Hpn4kh
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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.

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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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