Skyway and other tollways in Luzon operated by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Infrastructure in the Philippines are all set to go 100% cashless on January 11, 2021, with the completion of the shift to Autosweep RFID.
The RFID technology is a cashless payment system that uses radio-frequency identification of a digital code in the RFID sticker that bears the number of toll credits loaded that can be used for the tollway payment. The adoption of the technology has been recommended as a measure to reduce personal contact between commuters and tollway operators amid the coronavirus public health crisis.
Autosweep RFID covers all of the following SMC tollways:
- NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)
- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX)
- STAR Tollways
- Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX)
Prior to the January implementation, SMC Tollways offered free installation of RFID for all vehicles.
The following SMC Tollways announcement bears the list of RFID installation and loading stations as of January 10, 2020:
Autosweep RFID Stations as of January 3, 2021. pic.twitter.com/HsPOwsnX4q
— SLEX – MaTES (@OfficialSLEX) January 3, 2021
SMC also announced that RFID installation will continue beyond January 11 and will even expand programs to reach villages and barangays.
To learn more about RFID installation check out Autosweep RFID here.
SMC is also scheduled to officially open on January 14 the Philippines’ first double-decker elevated highway on the Skyway 3 that links Southern to Northern Luzon.
TELL US in the comments below, what do you think of using the RFID to go 100% cashless when paying tollways on Philippine roads?
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