TOUCH ‘n Go and Shell Malaysia plan to sign an agreement to bring RFID fuelling to Malaysians.
This arrangement will also include the implementation of TNG RFID for fuel payments.
Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Syahrunizam Samsudin said RFID was a key enabler for smart cities.
“Through this partnership with Shell Malaysia, we want to bring greater convenience to communities through TNG RFID technology, ” he added.
Syahrunizam said 950 Shell stations have become cashless with the Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
“Soon Malaysians will be able to experience RFID fuelling that allows payments to be completed at the bay without any interaction with their mobile phone or point-of-sale system.
“Furthermore, transaction details are available immediately at the palm of their hands through the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, ” Syahrunizam added.
He said the introduction of TNG RFID fuelling will provide immediate benefit to the growing TNG RFID community that comprises more than one million users to date.
Fuelled by innovation, both companies are passionate about bringing technology-driven solutions to the communities, he added.
Touch ‘n Go also announced a promotion for fitment of TNG RFID Tags at selected Shell stations.
Between Feb 15 and March 31, Malaysians can look forward to 10,000 complimentary TNG RFID Tags at selected Shell stations when they spend a minimum of RM50 using their Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
The tags are available for purchase across all fitment centres nationwide for RM35, starting Feb 15. This includes one-time replacement on the same vehicle (no time period).
The tag has an embedded radio-frequency chip and is affixed to either the windscreen or the headlamp of the vehicle.
At the fuelling bay, an overhead scanner reads the radio-frequency from the TNG RFID Tag and deducts the amount.
The participating Shell stations are Shell Wangsa Maju 2, Shell Taman Connaught, Shell STN Minyak Kota Warisan 1, Shell PLUS Highway Jalan Duta Klang-bound (entrance of NKVE Jalan Duta), Shell Desa Aman Puri, Shell Jalan Kuchai Lama 2, Shell Kota Damansara Section 6, Shell Sri Hartamas, Shell Jalan Kepong 2, and Shell Jalan Cheras KM5.5.
In addition to this, Touch ‘n Go and Shell Malaysia also announced a special campaign for e-tunai recipients on the Touch ‘n Go eWallet.
From Feb 17 to March 14, e-tunai recipients are entitled to receive a cashback of RM5 + RM2 when they spend a minimum of RM20 at Shell stations nationwide.