Indonesia is ready to transform the gateless electronic toll collection into a multi-lane free flow (MLFF) system, replacing the now conventional toll gate payment system. Budi Setiadi, the country’s director general of land transport, said the plan was to introduce MLFF payments on toll roads and that it would be implemented by the end of this year or by 2023.
He said the matter was raised with relevant parties such as the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) and hoped that the system – which is still in trial – would be effective before 2023. Compass The report “Hopefully, (implementation) will be faster because in some countries it has already been done,” he told reporters at a land transport event yesterday.
BPJT has set a target of implementing the MLFF system in Java and Bali by the end of 2022, and it was reported last year that the country expects to implement the system nationwide by 2023. The system for Indonesia – which will allow vehicle pass-through speeds of 40 to 50 km / h – is supplied by the Hungarian company Rotex through the local Indonesian firm PT Rotex Indonesia Toll System. The new system is expected to reduce queuing at toll gates and reduce travel time and improve efficiency.
According to the report, the MLFF system uses Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology and transacts through an application on a smartphone – GPS will determine the location of the vehicle via satellite tracking and the map-matching process will run on the central system. Once the car is off the toll road and the mapping process is complete, the system will calculate the fare.
Earlier, PT Roitex said it was prepared for the incident of individuals who could try to enter the highway without identification and therefore try to pay and there are two preventive measures. The first is a designated gantry at each highway entry point, equipped with surveillance modules with cameras that will detect every vehicle entering the highway.
The second is a mobile control unit that lists surveillance personnel who will perform the same tasks as the specific gantries in collecting data on all vehicles entering the highway. Data will be collected on vehicles that are registered, as well as on vehicles that are still registered to enter the MLFF-implemented highway, as the latter will likely enter the highway without the required registration. The information collected from unauthorized vehicles will be forwarded to the police for further action.
Meanwhile, Malaysia – which is still in the process of switching to Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) for electronic toll collection – is expected to move to an MLFF system only by 2025. Under the system, toll will be paid through RFID , Working together with an automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system.
Last year, it was reported that an MLFF trial by Green Packet on Besraya Highway was scheduled to begin earlier this year, but there has been no further news since then. Regarding toll evasion under the MLFF, the government has said it wants to implement a new law that will punish toll evaders.