Stage 4: Commission and Assessment
Step 4.2 - Operational Optimisation
NB This step must only commence following the successful completion of all steps within stage 3.
The innovation may require calibration and fine tuning to ensure that the optimum performance on site can be attained. This is particularly true for pilots involving the consideration of ITS solutions. This may take some considerable time before it is suitable to undergo overall assessment in accordance with the framework determined in Stage 2. The Highways Agency Ramp Metering – Summary Report[HA 2005D] provides an insight into the issues involved in the calibration of systems.
For implementation, all roles and responsibility should be clearly defined and agreed by all parties.