Driver Care Bright Ideas delivering solid benefits Innovation has been at the heart of the Hyster® brand for over 80 years. Each year, millions of dollars are re-invested in research and development to ensure Hyster® products remain top in their class and deliver a low cost of operation, high performance and dependability. Here are just a few of the most recent innovations featured on Hyster products. ErgonomicsHyster products are designed with the help of ergonomic experts so that ingress and egress, foot space, and body position offer outstanding comfort even in intensive operations and touch environments.Driver VisibilityGood visibility is one of the most fundamental requirements on any handling equipment and Hyster continues to refine all its products to ensure the range offers class leading front, rear, side, up and down visibility, particularly of the fork tips.Vibration ControlTo optimize driver comfort on the new Hyster Fortis range, an isolated powertrain combined with the FLM 80 full suspension seat provides Whole Body Vibration (WBV) control. The Hyster Fortis ride quality is now more comfortable over demanding terrain.Noise ManagementHyster has been able to significantly reduce noise levels on its High Capacity Forklift Truck range to help ports and terminals located close to residential areas. Hyster was able to achieve quieter trucks with the introduction of cooling on demand and other new technologies featured on the Tier4i / Stage IIIB compliant equipment.LegislationAll diesel powered equipment with power ratings of between 174 and 751 hp (130-560 kW) supplied in the EU and North America had to meet the requirements of Tier 4i (interim) and Stage IIIB emissions regulations. This means, for example, that Hyster® High Capacity Lift Trucks with lifting capacities above 32,000 lbs, including container handlers and reachstackers, had to be provided with new engines and emissions management technologies. Inside ComfortCab™ IIThe industry leading design of the Hyster® "ComfortCab II™" cab operator compartment offers excellent comfort, all-round visibility, low noise levels and outstanding ergonomics in Hyster® forklift trucks.