Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries , the twenty-second biggest automaker by production worldwide in 2012.Subaru is known for its use of the boxer engine layout in most of its vehicles above 1500 cc as well as its use of the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout since 1972. The flat/boxer engine and all-wheel-drive became standard equipment for mid-size and smaller cars in most international markets by 1996, and is now standard in most North American market Subaru vehicles. The lone exception is the BRZ, introduced in 2012, which uses the boxer engine but is rear-wheel-drive. Subaru also offers turbocharged versions of their passenger cars, such as the Impreza WRX and the Legacy 2.5GT.Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of Subaru, is currently in a partial partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation, which owns 16.5% of FHI.Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster M45, or "The Seven Sisters" , which in turn inspires the logo and alludes to the companies that merged to create FHI. Wikipedia.
Subaru | Date: 2017-09-06
According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic test system includes an ultrasonic propagating body and an optical fiber sensor. The ultrasonic propagating body changes at least one traveling direction of at least one ultrasonic wave which propagates in a test target. The optical fiber sensor detects the at least one ultrasonic wave of which the at least one traveling direction has been changed by the ultrasonic propagating body.
Subaru | Date: 2017-08-30
According to one embodiment, a composite material shaping device includes three rollers and an angle adjusting structure. The three rollers apply pressures on a laminated body of prepregs, from different directions. The prepregs are laminated in a bar shape. The angle adjusting structure continuously changes an angle of a rotating axis of at least one roller out of the three rollers. Further, according to one embodiment, a composite material shaping method includes applying pressures on a laminated body of prepregs laminated in a bar shape, from different directions, using three rollers; and producing a shaped laminated body of the prepregs by continuously changing an angle of a rotating axis of at least one roller out of the three rollers.
Subaru | Date: 2017-08-09
According to one embodiment, a drilling machine includes at least one drilling structure, a travelling machine, a reader and a controlling device such as a controlling circuit. The at least one drilling structure drills an object to be drilled. The travelling machine positions the at least one drilling structure in a travelling direction of the travelling machine by travelling in a direction different from a drilling direction. The reader reads information recorded on at least one integrated circuit tag attached to at least one drilling plate attached to the object to be drilled. The controlling device controls the travelling machine based on the information read by the reader.
News Article | May 15, 2017
SOUTHFIELD, Michigan (USA)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE:SUP), der größte Hersteller von Aluminiumrädern für leichte Fahrzeuge in Nordamerika, hat heute wiederholt, dass die Zeichnungsfrist für öffentliche Aktionäre von UNIWHEELS AG („UNIWHEELS“), ihre Aktien anzubieten, am Montag, den 22. Mai 2017 abläuft. Am 11. Mai 2017 gab die UNIWHEELS Holdings (Malta) Ltd. („UHM“) bekannt, dass sie ihre Aktien in dem von Superior Industries International bekanntgegebenen Übernahmeangebot für einen Barverkaufspreis von 226,5zl anbietet, was einem Preisnachlass von 4 % im Vergleich zum Angebotspreis der öffentlichen Ausschreibung von 236,07zl entspricht. Ferner hat der Vorstand von UNIWHEELS in seiner begründeten Stellungnahme seine Unterstützung des Übernahmeangebots von Superior angezeigt, welche auch ein unabhängiges Gutachten von Ludwig & Co enthielt, demzufolge der Angebotspreis der öffentlichen Ausschreibung den fairen Marktwert von UNIWHEELS widerspiegelte. Wie bereits bekanntgegeben, legte UHM im Oktober 2016 Pläne offen, strategische Alternativen für den Verkauf von UNIWHEELS zu verfolgen. Nach einer umfassenden Analyse der strategischen Alternativen des Besitzes von UNIWHEELS durch UHM nahm UHM das Angebot von Superior Industries zum Erwerb seiner Aktien zu einem Preis von 226,50 Zloty pro Aktie an, da man der Meinung war, dass dieses Angebot den besten Wert für UHM als Aktionäre bieten würde. Dieser Wert wurde von Fachberatern von UHM, UNIWHEELS und Superior ausgewertet und wurde weiter durch einen von Lazard, einem führenden Investment Banker, der in beratender Funktion für UHM tätig war, ausgeführten, vom Wettbewerb bestimmten Verkaufsprozess untermauert. UHMs Ausschreibung von 61,3% seines Besitzes am 11. Mai 2017 unterstreicht sein Vertrauen in den Wert des Angebots von Superior. Superior mit Hauptsitz in Southfield im US-Staat Michigan ist der größte Hersteller von Aluminiumrädern für Personenkraftwagen und leichte Nutzfahrzeuge in Nordamerika. Über seine Einrichtungen in den USA und in Mexiko beliefert das Unternehmen den Erstausrüstermarkt mit Aluminiumrädern. Zu den Hauptkunden zählen BMW, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota und Volkswagen. Superior ist an der New Yorker Börse notiert und ist Teil der Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 und Russell 2000 Indizes. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.supind.com.
News Article | May 12, 2017
Denver, Colorado auto repair shop Motorized Solutions announced the launch of its series of video tutorials about basic automotive maintenance. The video series acts as an instructional tool to help customers perform preventive maintenance on cars and trucks to avoid expensive long-term repairs. More information about Motorized Solutions and the new video series is available at http://motorizedautosolutions.com In Colorado’s variable weather conditions, preventive maintenance for motor vehicles is essential to smooth and trouble-free running. The series of “how-to” videos from Motorized Solutions covers a set of basic tips about anti-freeze top-ups, tire pressure and wear inspections, fluid level checks, oil checks, and wiper blade inspections. The video series by Motorized Solutions will consist of individual episodes with live demonstrations. Visuals will support each tutorial to help car owners and drivers identify key components and parts, how to recognize worn-out parts, quick tips for seasonal inspections, and how to identify when a vehicle needs to be taken in. Motorized Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of services including factory scheduled maintenance for several leading automakers including Ford, Chrysler, GMC, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Subaru, Volvo, Acura, Jeep, and Audi. The company also offers seasonal specials and rebates on consumables such as fuel and air filters, wiper blades, and starters. According to a spokesperson for Motorized Solutions, “Our video series highlights the need for preventive maintenance by vehicle owners. This easy-to-use video tutorial provides a visual step-by-step guide to detecting and fixing small problems before they require major repairs. The series also provides inspection and maintenance tips to help owners decide when consumables need to be replaced. Our commitment to excellence in automotive repair has led us to aid our customers in the care of their cars.” Motorized Auto Solutions is a family-owned full-service automotive service workshop in Denver, Colorado. The shop provides auto maintenance services in Denver, Arvada, Lakewood, and Littleton. The company offers an in-house preventive maintenance service as well as a scheduled repair and maintenance service. More information about the company is available at the URL above. For more information, please visit http://www.motorizedautosolutions.com/
News Article | May 9, 2017
Four months before Buick unveiled the 2018 Regal, we got a preview by way of the Opel Insignia. Now, thanks to Opel again, we can imagine what a Regal might look like it if were used by a fire department. Opel brought a fire department-themed Opel Insignia Sports Tourer station wagon to the RETTmobil rescue and mobility exhibition in Fulda, Germany. The car is largely unchanged from the production version, although it doesn't take a keen eye to note its new livery -- the car you see here is imagined as a command vehicle for a fire department. Opel did make some small adjustments beyond aesthetics. There are LED front flashers and a signal system to ensure the public sees the wagon coming. There's also an equipment carrier in the spare tire well, which can house radio and other fire-fighting gear. While the Insignia has a proper wagon variant in Europe, the US will get something a bit... different. Buick will offer the Regal in the US in two body styles -- the Sportback hatch, and the TourX wagon. It's still a wagon, but it takes a page from the Subaru Outback and VW Golf Alltrack, as the TourX features a small lift and additional body cladding to give it more of a crossover-y look. In the US, the Buick Regal TourX will come standard with all-wheel drive and a 250-horsepower, 295-pound-foot I4 engine. It comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. GM's OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will also be standard, which should help separate it from its competition, which includes the Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60 Cross Country. It should be noted that there's nothing stopping you from heading to an aftermarket garage and turning a Buick Regal TourX into a fire-department-themed vehicle. That said, you'll want to bone up on your local laws that cover impersonating emergency services.
Subaru | Date: 2017-10-04
Provided is an electromagnetic field analysis method for an anisotropic conductive material. The method involves using an analysis grid having a first side and a second side that are orthogonal to each other to analyze an electromagnetic property of an anisotropic conductive material in which conductivity in a first direction is different from conductivity in a second direction. One or both of the first direction and the second direction are parallel to a direction different from either one of the first side and the second side of the analysis grid. One electromagnetic field component located on the first side and extending along the second side is calculated based on electromagnetic field components that are located on the second sides surrounding the one electromagnetic field component and that extend along the second sides.
Subaru | Date: 2017-10-04
According to one embodiment, a laser peening processing device includes a laser peening processing device includes a laser oscillator, a nozzle and an inclining structure. The laser oscillator emits laser light. The nozzle condenses and irradiates the laser light toward a surface to be processed of a workpiece, with injecting liquid toward the surface to be processed. The inclining structure inclines at least one of the nozzle and the workpiece to make an injection direction of the liquid be different from a normal direction of the surface to be processed. The air bubbles arising by at least one of collision between the liquid and the surface to be processed and shock by irradiation of the laser light on the surface to be processed are flowed in a direction depending on an inclined direction of the surface to the injection direction of the liquid.
Subaru and Kyushu Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-10-04
According to one embodiment, an optical observation system (1) comprises an optical fiber (2) and at least one detection system (4). The optical fiber (2) has at least one curved portion (2A) as a sensor for inputting light which has occurred in a test region. The optical fiber (2) inputs the light from the at least one curved portion (2A) and transmits the light. The at least one detection system (4) detects the light transmitted by the optical fiber (2). Further, according to one embodiment, an optical observation method includes: inputting light, which has occurred in a test region, from at least one curved portion (2A) of an optical fiber (2) and transmitting the light; and detecting the light transmitted by the optical fiber (2).
Subaru | Date: 2017-09-27
An aircraft (10) includes a memory (15), and a controller (18). The memory (15) stores map data (155) including at least a predetermined surveillance target region (RA). The controller (18) divides the map data (155) stored in the memory (15) into a plurality of cells (C) in a grid on a horizontal plane. The controller (18) determines an LOS score P for each of candidate cells (Ca) among the cells (C) excluding surveillance target cells (RC) included at least in the surveillance target region (RA). The LOS score P is obtained by quantitatively evaluating easiness of viewing from aircraft (10) and difficulty of being viewed from a surveillance target. The controller (18) sets surveillance positions (SP) on a basis of the LOS score P of each candidate cell (Ca).