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Philippines : MPTC launches new RFID-based toll collection system for CAVITEX

June 26, 2014

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp (MPTC) has announced the launches of a new prepaid electronic toll collection system for the Manila Cavite Expressway (Cavitex) that makes use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Speaking at the launch, MPTC president Ramoncito Fernandez described the EasyDrive as a form of paper-thin battery-less sticker that utilizes RFID technology.

Fernandez stated : "EasyDrive was a creation of MPTC's research and development team, consistent with the company's continuing innovation thrusts to attain the ultimate customer satisfaction in terms of tollway products and services."

The company has just made EasyDrive available at Cavitex's toll plazas in Paranaque City and Kawit, Cavite.

President of Cavitex Infrastructure Corp (CIC), Luigi Bautista, said the firm is the first to make use of the RFID technology in the local toll expressway industry.

RFID is already extensively used in toll roads in the United States, Canada, Taiwan and some countries in Europe.

Bautista stated : "With proper and care and installation, it will cost less than the existing conventional tollway tags in the domestic market, and will not require any replacement in the future."

He added that EasyDrive stickers could last for a decade.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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