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Be future ready with RFID technology

10 Feb 2020 / 12:37 H.

TOUCH ‘n Go brings technology-driven solutions to Malaysians with the sale of its Touch ‘n Go (TNG) RFID Tag for road users. TNG RFID Tags will be available for purchase at RM35 across all fitment centres nationwide, starting Feb 15, 2020. This includes first time replacement on the same vehicle (no time period). This comes after a successful public pilot programme that spanned across 22 highways in the past 18 months.

In conjunction with the launch, Touch n’ Go also announced a promotion to bring TNG RFID to communities. From Feb 15 to April 15, 2020, 40 lucky winners who purchase the TNG RFID within the two months will be entitled to an automatic entry and stand a chance the Ultimate RFID Toll Pass worth RM2,500 each in the Touch n’ Go eWallet.

Touch n’ Go aims to champion Malaysia’ s mobility agenda through inclusive technology that addresses the needs of connected communities in smart cities of today. RFID is an important component of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and propels Malaysia to the level of countries such as Singapore, Taiwan and China.

Touch ‘n Go chief executive officer Syahrunizam Samsudin said, “We have invested in 1 million TNG RFID Tags for Malaysians to experience this technology during our public pilot programme these past 18 months. Now it is the time for us to move forward and continue to expand the use of RFID technology together with our partners across the mobility eco-system. This includes fuelling, parking and retail drive-thrus.“

TNG RFID allows real-time tracking and analysis that improves traffic efficiency, road safety and infrastructure usage. Touch n’ Go is working closely with its partners to introduce TNG RFID solutions to improve experiences for Malaysians across fuelling, parking and retail use cases.

“We want Malaysians to be part of a global RFID community. RFID technology will be a key enabler to access daily use-cases more conveniently, improve traffic enforcement and management capabilities, and support the government in providing better mobility services to Malaysians,” Syahrunizam added.

The introduction of RFID is aligned with the government’s efforts towards multi-lane free flow (MLFF) and improving the highway experience for Malaysians.

TNG RFID is an electronic payment system that uses a TNG RFID Tag to pass through tolls. TNG RFID Tag has an embedded radio-frequency chip and is affixed to either the windscreen or the headlamp of the vehicle. As the vehicle passes through the RFID toll lane, an overhead scanner reads the radio- frequency from the TNG RFID Tag and deducts the toll fare. The RFID Tag is linked to the user’s Touch n’ Go eWallet account.

TNG RFID provides a seamless experience to users with no additional devices or batteries and online reloads via the Touch n’ Go eWallet.

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