PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd and FETC International Co (FETCi) will run Malaysia’s first ever proof of concept for a multi lane free flow (MLFF) tolling system on Malaysian highways for a congestion-free ride through better traffic infrastructure.
In a joint statement issued yesterday, Green Packet said the MLFF proof of concept would first be installed at Besraya KM5.5 (north bound) and is scheduled for data collection for three months starting early next year.
“The data collected from the proof of concept during the three-month period will be shared with relevant authorities and stakeholders, with the primary aim to prove and validate the feasibility of using MLFF.
“The data and insights are valuable for the eventual rollout to Malaysian highways in line with the government’s roadmap for smoother traffic,” it added.
Green Packet said it would provide the funding, local insights and expertise in fintech payments, while FETCi, an RFID and free-flow tolling expert, would provide its expertise in MLFF implementation and the front-end equipment.
Meanwhile, Green Packet executive director Shukor Karim said Malaysia’s first-ever proof of concept for a MLFF tolling system was in line with the government’s efforts for better transport infrastructure, smoother traffic flow and less congestion.
“We look forward to making this a reality and continue working with the government in advancing Malaysia’s digitalisation process,” he added.
FETCi managing director Yongchang Chang said the MLFF tolling systems had proven to significantly improve traffic flow as reflected from its success in several other Asian countries, such as Singapore.
“We are confident that this proof of concept will produce positive results and move Malaysia’s infrastructure modernisation forward in the right direction.
“The MLFF system is an ultra-efficient and time-saving tolling system. The system is envisioned to use a cloud tolling system with no toll lanes or gates and will be able to process far more vehicles per hour compared with existing toll systems,” he added.
Besides that, Chang noted that the system would also reduce fraud by getting rid of the gaps that the present solutions are not able to address and are often exploited by many traffic users.
Besraya chief operating officer Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff looked forward to the implementation of the MLFF system at the Besraya Highway as this move would be lauded by Malaysians.
“The MLFF tolling system has been the defining factor that has set a nation’s traffic efficiency apart.
“We look forward to having one officially installed in Malaysia’s highway roads in the foreseeable future,” she said.