KUALA LUMPUR: From next month, Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB) will launch the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to users of major highways in Malaysia.
According to a statement issued today, the decision was made after TNGSB conducted comprehensive tests on the use of the technology with the cooperation of the highway concessionaires involved last year.
"Additional tests will be carried out on Sept 3 to help TNGSB improve any shortcoming before the RFID can be fully introduced on highways across the country around January next year," the statement said.
Those keen on using the RFID can register at www.touchngo.com.my website to participate in the additional pioneer tests.
With the introduction of the RFID, the SmartTAG device will no longer be sold by TNGSB authorised agents from today (Aug 8). However, Touch 'n Go and MyKad cards can still be used by highway users for toll payments as usual, the statement added.
The KL-Karak Expressway (KLK), Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) and Besraya Expressway (BESRAYA), are among the highways in the Klang Valley that have been equipped with RFID technology.