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Meet Lubor and see how he’s developing the traffic of tomorrow!

The traffic systems we design, build, install and maintain are constantly evolving. And, our Research & Development teams are developing the very technologies that are changing the way we move, all over the world!

Meet Lubor Havlena, a Product Evangelist, located in the Czech Republic. Hear about his role with #TeamYunexTraffic and see how he and his team are transforming traffic – for today and tomorrow.

Hi Lubor, we appreciate you taking the time to talk with us! Can you tell us a bit about your role and what you do?

Hi there! I joined the business almost 9 years ago and in my current role, I work as a Product Evangelist within our R&D team. My role initially focused on testing and about 2 years ago, I was given the opportunity to enhance the role further as Product Evangelist. The main purpose of my role involves meeting with customers from all over Europe and sharing insights into one of our innovative traffic applications – Yutraffic Office – demonstrating new features and how they can best maximize this to control traffic intelligently in their cities.

The team and I are continually developing this desktop application which allows its users to configure a traffic intersection from scratch, supplying finalized configurations to the traffic controller, and eventually completing certain updates.

Yutraffic Office has been established and used across Europe for decades, so our current task mostly includes innovation and developing the application further to continually meet the needs of our customers as traffic technologies and how we move around our cities evolve.  

To do this efficiently, I decided to create training videos for Yutraffic Office. The videos typically consist of an introduction into the application followed by a deep-dive and walkthrough of the latest updates. You can check out some of the videos I have made so far below! My intention is to make each video easy to understand so all users can get a grasp of the application and what we are doing.

I believe that the traffic industry is a profoundly interesting topic! So, why not to celebrate that fact with everyone who is interested?

What excites you about your role?

I am really excited about the extension to my ongoing test role – mainly because it pushes me even more into further understanding a certain functionality. I mean, to make such videos, I need to first understand all the insights! This also involves being in touch with our customers to understand their daily routines in connection with a certain feature that is relevant for a current video.

Are there any challenges within your role?

Nothing at the moment… no, just kidding! Challenges and opportunities naturally arise in each phase of the process. Firstly, as mentioned, making sure we understand the customers needs along with all the details surrounding a certain feature – all of this comes before I can start creating a dedicated video. Secondly, creating the script, final animations and ensuring smooth walkthrough scenarios, where only essential steps are included, can be challenging. And finally, making a voice over for the videos – this I would say is the biggest piece of fun! Especially making for a flawless script reading!

If you could say anything to a person considering an R&D role at Yunex Traffic – what advice would you give?

“Go for it”! In my role, I put a lot of time into researching and gathering know-how. So, think about the type of R&D role you would like and the investment you can put into it. If after some time learning the technology, you find you enjoy it, then you know you are in the right place! Further building of the know-how and more importantly, using it for your daily work, can be really satisfying.

Feeling inspired? Become a Traffic Transformer! We have many opportunities for you to join us in the Research, Development and Engineering space. Check them out today by visiting jobs.yunextraffic.com.