The government is already in discussion with Touch ‘n Go (TnG) in order to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) stickers to consumers for free. This was revealed by the Deputy Transport Minister, Abdul Aziz Kapraw in Parliament earlier today.
For those who not aware of it, the RFID system which is already on trial at the moment will be replacing the existing TnG physical card and cash payment at toll roads throughout the country. The usage of the RIFD system is meant to speed up the flow of vehicles at toll booths as it enables the usage of gateless gantry toll system that eliminates the stop times that users encountered with traditional gated toll system.
Aside from providing smoother flow, it seems that the RFID stickers will also be linked to TnG e-wallet account. This could be quite convenient to users since they are able to directly top up funds into it using TnG mobile app rather then the need to visit physical outlets for reloads.
That being said, it is hard to say how effective the new RFID system will be though until it is being made available publicly for Malaysian consumers. The system might sound good in theory but it still depends on whether it is being implemented properly or otherwise.