TNG RFID is a contactless toll payment system which is aimed to replace the current infrared based SmartTAG. At the moment, they have over 100,000 TNG RFID Pilot testers and the RFID payment system is enabled at 23 highways covering a total of 167 lanes.
Interestingly, 56% of these lanes are actually shared with physical Touch
During a small media gathering, Touch ‘n Go has shared a couple of updates for its RFID system. Out of 167 RFID enabled lanes, 38 of them are fully dedicated for RFID while 36 lanes are shared with SmartTAG. Meanwhile, 93 RFID enabled lanes are shared with existing Touch ‘n Go card lanes.
However, some highway operators are having space constraint and the RFID system is implemented on existing SmartTAG or Touch
One of the biggest complaints among the Touch ‘n Go RFID users is the placement of RFID scanners in Touch ‘n Go lanes. It makes more sense to place the RFID system in SmartTAG lanes instead as all vehicles can drive through slowly without stopping. Perhaps, one way to send a message across is by dropping your feedback to these operators or reach out to your local MP.
For those who have yet to sign up for the RFID Pilot Program, Touch ‘n Go has also increased the number of RFID fitment centres around Peninsular Malaysia. There are 25 in the Klang Valley, 2 in the northern region and 5 in the southern region. The RFID sticker is usually installed on the headlamp and alternatively, it could be placed on the windshield from the inside if your car isn’t tinted.
At the moment, RFID is still in its early stage and we have yet to see its full potential due to our legacy highway toll system. Touch
The RFID scanners themselves are actually capable of picking up RFID tags across three lanes but Touch
For this to happen, Touch
If you haven’t seen it yet, do check out our first impressions of the RFID system.