KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 — Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will be available for toll payments by private Class 1 vehicles along the entire stretch of the North-South Expressway, beginning January 15, 2022.
The Works Ministry said this was in preparation for the eventual phasing out of Touch ‘n Go and SmartTAG usage.
“There will be a lane for RFID along the tolled highway on the west coast to help ease traffic congestion, that is in line with rapid technology developments,” said the ministry in a statement today.
The ministry also said that toll payments by Touch ‘n Go and SmartTAG are still available.
But both methods will be phased out in stages, as RFID lanes are implemented according to the Intelligent Transport System — ITS Blue Print for a Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF).
RFID, in tandem with MLFF, offers road users a more seamless, contactless experience when paying toll fees.
It is bolstered further by the Touch ‘n Go eWallet and its digital cash and top-up capabilities that cut out over-the-counter interactions.