The Ministry of Works has announced that toll collection using RFID will be implemented on all open-toll placements starting on 1 January of next year. The statement was shared on the Malaysian Highway Authority’s official Twitter account on 23 Dec 2019.
The use of RFID support allows users to attach RFID stickers to their vehicles that links to the their Touch ‘n Go (TnG) eWallets. Once the system enabled toll booth detects the user’s RFID signature, their toll charges will be deducted from their eWallets based on the respective rates.
According to the statement, RFID is expected to help ease traffic congestion along open-toll operated highways by allowing road users to pay their toll charges wirelessly, without needing to stop at booths to use their TnG cards. RFID also provides several other benefits to users, including a battery-less approach and simpler top-up method.
KENYATAAN MEDIA: Pelaksanaan Kutipan Tol Menggunakan Teknologi Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) di Semua Plaza, Lebuh Raya Sistem Tol Terbuka Mulai 1 Januari 2020. #RFID @LLMKP @HassanShuhaimi @LLMinfotrafik @MOWorks @JKRMalaysia @RakanKKR @plus2u pic.twitter.com/ui84LE9anj
— LLM (@LLMrasmi) December 23, 2019
The government also emphasised that the use of the RFID system is an early step towards the implementation of a non-stop toll collection system in the future.
(Source: Malaysian Highway Authority via Twitter.)