Green Packet, FETCi to run Malaysia’s first Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF) tolling system proof of concept
Sep 3, 2021
PETALING JAYA, 8 September 2021 – Green Packet Bhd (Green Packet) and FETC International Co. (FETCi) will run Malaysia’s first ever Multi Lane Free Flow (MLFF) tolling system Proof of Concept (POC) on Malaysian highways. The MLFF POC will be installed at Besraya KM5.5 (North Bound) and is scheduled for data collection for three months starting early 2022.
The above is an artist impression of POC gantry
The MLFF POC is a critical process to achieve a congestion-free highway state through better traffic infrastructure, as stipulated in the Ministry of Works' Malaysian Intelligent Transport System (ITS) blueprint. As an internationally recognised technology player with experience in addressing local digitalisation challenges, Green Packet will be providing the funding, local insights and expertise in fintech payments. FETCi is an RFID and Free-Flow Tolling expert having implemented several MLFF systems in other Asian countries and will provide the front-end equipment and expertise in MLFF implementation.
The data collected from the POC 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 eventual roll out to Malaysian highways in line with the government’s roadmap for smoother traffic.
“We are thrilled to be executing Malaysia’s first-ever Proof of Concept for a Multi Lane Free Flow tolling system. This tolling gantry is very much in line with the government’s continuous efforts for better transport infrastructure, smoother traffic flow and less congestion. We look forward to make this a reality, and to continue working with the government in advancing Malaysia’s digitalisation forward,” said Shukor Karim, Executive Director at Green Packet.
Dr. Yongchang Chang, Managing Director of FETCi, added that this is the right step for Malaysia and is confident that positive results will be produced. “Multi Lane Free Flow tolling systems have been proven to dramatically improve traffic flow. This system has seen resounding 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,” he said.
The Multi Lane Free Flow 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. Apart from that, it will also be able to 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.
Pn Wan Salwani Wan Yusoff, Besraya Chief Operating Officer added that she looks forward to the eventual installation of the MLFF gantry at the Besraya Highway as this is a move that will be lauded by the majority of 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 concluded.