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Touch 'n Go terminates SmartTAGs, plans tointroduce RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

Touch 'n Go is now making a step into the future by introducing a new technology for ungrading the toll payment system using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system and its full implementation will take place next year starting in January. 

This RFID system is maybe newly introduced to Malaysian road users, but it is not a new technology, whereas countries like Taiwan, Argentina and America have been practicing this toll payment system for some time now.

How It Works?

There is a RF chip within the sticker that needs to sticked on the vehicle' that implies this system. The sticker is said to be linking to the Touch 'n Go eWallet that lets the use to view and manage the balance through online banking or other methods.

The RFID is hoped to take SmartTAG's place, and to make it happen, Touch 'n Go will stop selling the SmartTAG devices soon. But the good news is, users can still use the SmartTAGs that they already own to continue with the toll payment, same goes to Touch 'n Go cards and MyKad.

List of highways with RFID lane in the Klang Valley:

1. Kuala Lumpur - Karak Expressway (KLK)
 2. Damansara – Puchong Expressway (LDP)
 3. Kemuning – Shah Alam Highway (LKSA)
 4. Cheras – Kajang Highway (GRANDSAGA)
 5. Lebuhraya Grand Sepadu (GRANDSEPADU)
 6. Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS)
 7. Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK)
 8. Maju Expressway (MEX)
 9. Duta - Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE)
 10. Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel (SMART)
 11. New Pantai Expressway (NPE)
 12. Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA)
 13. Sistem Penyuraian Trafik KL Barat (SPRINT)
 14. Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR)
 15. Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH)
 16. Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)


[via theStar]


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