As the free-trial period for the RFID testing phase was about to end, Malaysians did what they do best and rushed to get their vehicles tagged for free before money got involved. Lines at fitment centres snaked around the buildings and people waited for quite a while.
Well, for those that laughed at them for doing so… it still isn’t free but the good news is that you can now fit the tag yourself in the comfort of your home; or porch. Touch ‘n Go (TnG) has launched a DIY kit for its RFID tag that is now being sold on Lazda and Shopee for RM35, excluding delivery.
Each kit will come with a fitment guide for users to fit and activate the product at their own before activating it online and linking it their TnG e-wallet.
The TnG RFID is an electronic toll payment system that uses a RFID tag to pass through toll plazas. The embedded radio-frequency chip is fitted to either the windscreen or the headlamp of the vehicle and as it passes through the RFID toll lane, an overhead scanner reads the radio frequency from the TNG RFID Tag and deducts the toll fare from the TnG e-wallet.
Here’s a DIY step-by-step guide for fitting the DIY RFID tag.
- Users may opt to scan the QR code on the self-fitment kit for a virtual fitment video or follow the step-by-step fitment illustrated on the package itself.
1. Clean the surface of the windscreen or headlamp
2. Peel off the TNG RFID Tag from the self-fitment kit
3. Fit the RFID tag either on the exterior of the upper left windscreen or left headlamp of the vehicle
- RFID Tag Activation Process
1. Register an account on mx.touchngo.com.my
2. Insert the RFID tag number and add your vehicle details
3. Ensure to link your RFID tag to the TnG e-Wallet
4. An activation SMS will be sent to notify you within 24 hours