Touch ‘n Go Malaysia recently rolled out the public pilot testing programme for their RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) toll payment system. GC Mah was lucky to be one of the first 10,000 Malaysians to have their cars tagged with RFID and here is GC sharing his experience from installation to live testing of the RFID equipped toll lanes.
The RFID technology is expected to replace the SmartTag Malaysians have come to know and loves some time in early 2019. The company is currently carrying out pilot testing in Klang Valley to document the experience of users and hope to improve on the technology as they move along.
Although there are instances where RFID did not immediately open up the boom gate, it is important to remind ourselves that this is only the pilot testing phase and improvements will be made to make the system more intuitive and reliable.
Oh, and Touch ‘n Go if you are reading this, maybe you can find a way to have the RFID tag a little more pleasing to the eyes