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Sam Abuelsamid, Senior Research Analyst

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam Abuelsamid is a senior research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Transportation Efficiencies program, with a focus on automated driving, vehicle telematics, connected vehicles, mobility services, and advanced propulsion technologies. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Abuelsamid worked in the automobile industry for 22 years, helping to develop advanced braking and control systems and embedded software.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Abuelsamid was the editorial lead for Ford Cars and Technology Communications, developing communications materials around several new launches, including the 2013 Fusion and the 2015 Mustang. As an automotive journalist, he reported extensively on a range of important stories, including the development cycle of the Chevrolet Volt, the launch of Tesla Motors, and the 2010 Toyota recall crisis. From 2007 to 2010, he was the technical editor/technical director for GreenFuelsForecast and the technical editor for Autoblog and AutoblogGreen. He was, for many years, a principal engineer for TRW Automotive. Abuelsamid holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.

Recent Reports

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  • Redefining Mobility Services in Cities

    The Impacts of Making Transport Clean, Shared, Automated, and Connected

    Around the world, major cities have been setting targets to combat the negative effects of local transport on public health, local pollution, noise levels, and GHG emissions. Sustainable mobility plans are counting on heavy investments in public transportation and biking infrastructure to compensate for the loss of personal vehicle ...

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  • Automated Driving Vehicle Technologies

    Lidar, Radar, Vision Sensor, Ultrasonic Sensor, and Compute Platform Technologies: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    The development of automated driving is driven by multiple societal issues, including safety, air quality, energy use, and road congestion. Ever increasing computing power, new sensing technologies, software architecture advancements, electric propulsion, and wireless communications are enabling the development of vehicle components...

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  • Automotive Fuel Efficiency Strategies

    Fuel Delivery Systems, Boosting, Diesel, Advanced Transmission Technologies, Materials, and Aerodynamics: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Automakers and suppliers around the world are faced with the challenge of meeting increasingly aggressive regulatory mandates to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While electric propulsion addresses both issues, consumer acceptance, cost, and infrastructure support remain challenges to mass adoption ...

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  • Market Data: Automated Driving Vehicles

    Global Consumer and Commercial Market Forecasts: 2017-2035

    Automated driving technology continues to advance in capability. The majority of manufacturers now offer standard or low cost Level 1 systems across most consumer and commercial vehicle segments. Increasingly capable Level 2 systems are also offered on a broad array of premium models. Highly automated Level 3 and 4 systems are being...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Maps Transform into Long-Range Sensors for Cars

    November 16, 2017

    In My Day When I was young, maps were printed on paper, either bound into atlases or large sheets that were a puzzle to refold. We plotted routes to get from where we were to where we wanted to be. In-car electronics were largely limited to the AM/FM radio and maybe a tape player. Maps in the car now are a mass of bits and bytes. In...

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  • There Are No Self-Driving Cars for Sale Yet

    October 25, 2017

    Let’s be absolutely clear about something. As I write these words in October 2017, there are exactly zero self-driving vehicles available for consumers to purchase in America. In fact, Elon Musk’s proclamations and pre-sales of non-existent technology aside, it will likely be at least several more years before an individual can ...

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  • Automotive Subscription Services May Aid in EV Adoption and Software Updates

    October 19, 2017

    When Karl Benz went for his first test drive in 1886, the automobile changed the way that we live in ways that were unimaginable. Over the course of the 20th century, motor vehicles expanded our horizons, making travel easier and more affordable than it had ever been. The need for vehicles to keep pace with always advancing technolo...

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  • Safety Must Come Before All Else with Automated Driving

    September 21, 2017

    There are plenty of potential benefits that go along with automated driving, including providing mobility for those that can’t drive, making more work or leisure time available while commuting, and eliminating the parking lot crawl. But the foremost priority in introducing automated systems must be safety. That may mean slowing do...

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Recent Press Releases

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