In a press statement earlier today, the Ministry of Works announced that RFID payment has been implemented and will be operational at all 62 open toll systems for Class 1 vehicles starting 1 January 2020. The RFID system, developed by Touch ‘n Go, will complement existing Touch ‘n Go and SmartTAG payment options available.
The ministry said that the usage of RFID is expected to improve traffic flow at toll plazas as vehicles need not make a stop to make payment.
Another benefit is there’s no additional cost to install RFID stickers on vehicles, and because RFID stickers do not require batteries, they are maintenance-free. RFID stickers are permanent and not easily removed or lost.
As RFID is tied to the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, reloading value is easy and secure via online. There’s also an option to Auto Reload to ensure that the e-wallet is always topped up. There’s no need to look for a physical reload touchpoint as it is done online. All Touch ‘n Go eWallet transactions are also backed by an industry-first Money Back Guarantee (MBG) policy.
RFID solves one of the pain points of using a SmartTAG device which may be positioned incorrectly or has a weak battery.
The RFID system has been trialed at select toll plazas across the Klang Valley, Johor and Penang since 2018 and has garnered a positive response from road users. To date, RFID is used by over 830,000 vehicle owners.
If you haven’t already, you can get RFID installed for free at 130 fitment centres listed here:
- 18 Touch ‘n Go Fitment Centres – https://rfidregister.touchngo.com.my/fitment-centres
- 112 Mobile Fitment Centres – https://www.tngdigital.com.my/rfid
List of RFID-enabled highways:
RFID toll payment is one of the first steps to implementing a Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF) system at highways and is part of the government’s aspirations to enhance the quality of toll payment services in the future.
Source: Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia