Plus Malaysia Bhd (Plus) will slowly phase out Touch ‘n Go (TnG) and SmartTAG at all tolls from Skudai, Johor to Juru, Penang and replace them with MyRFID .
The Ministry of Works (KKR) said the RFID payment system on the route will go live starting 15 Jan 2022, and the discontinuation of TnG and SmartTAG will be done in stages.
The ministry said this will allow vehicles to make the payment without coming to a full stop to achieve what it calls the Multi-Lane Free Flow (MLFF) toll system.
MyRFID would enable drivers to go through the toll at 30kmh, which is 10kmh faster than SmartTAG.
Meanwhile, Teras Teknologi Sdn Bhd CEO, Anwar Ishak told The Star the TnG RFID system would be rolled out along with an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.
ANPR acts as a secondary identification method which can help to avoid disputes on the highway.
Despite the AI powered automation human intervention is still needed to identify dirty, broken or non-standard number plates.
About Those MyRFID
A MyRFID installation kit will cost you RM35 if you buy it straight from Touch ‘n Go.
Note that the kits sold at the official site are only available for purchase in Peninsular Malaysia and are non-refundable. Order may not be cancelled once it is made too.
You could also have them installed by a technician at one of the fitment centres listed here, which is probably easier.
MyRFID can be managed using the Touch ‘n Go eWallet app.