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  • Sepang CEO: 2020 Malaysian MotoGP cancellation – not taking the risk due to Covid-19 says Shafriman

    Adherence to government regulations and the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) board not wanting to risk the health of the Malaysian public during the Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the 2020 Shell Malaysia MotoGP. Adding into the mix is the current cross border travel restrictions imposed by many countries, including Malaysia, which means Malaysian racing fans will have to wait till 2021 for the MotoGP.

    This was said by SIC chief executive officer (CEO) Azhan Shafriman Hanif during an online press conference on the cancellation of Malaysia’s premier motorcycle race. The cancellation has an impact on SIC’s bottom line for 2020, said Shafriman, but the shortfall will be made up, in part, with a focus on local racing and motorsports events.

    “I don’t have the exact numbers as yet, but I can tell you the impact is substantial,” Shafriman said. “However, most of the SIC revenue comes from track days and other events, and we intend to increase the local events wherever possible,” he continued.

    “We are putting safety first and following government regulations regarding spectators at sporting events,” said Shafriman. “Dorna wanted a race at SIC but also insisted on spectators, which is something still not allowed under the current fourth stage MCO regulations,” Shafriman added.

    Asked about 2020 Malaysian MotoGP ticket sales and refunds, Shafriman said some 25% to 30% of tickets for this year’s race were already sold. “For those who have already purchased tickets, refunds can be made by contacting SIC via our website or by email,” Shafriman said.

    For the future of MotoGP in Malaysia, race organiser Dorna’s contract with SIC for the Shell Malaysia MotoGP ends this year. With a 20-year history of MotoGP at SIC, Shafriman is confident the contract is likely to be renewed, despite this being the first time the race is not being held since racing began at SIC in 1999.

    In a supplementary question on Formula 1, Shafriman said SIC was approached by series owners Formula One Group to hold a round as replacement for the cancelled Shanghai Grand Prix. However, without spectators, there would be no way to make a Malaysian Formula One round profitable after payment of the race fee demanded by Formula One, Shafriman explained.

     
  • SPIED: Mercedes-AMG C53 seen in hot weather tests; possible 2.0L turbo replacement for M276 3.0L V6?

    With the ongoing development of the W206 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the higher-performance Mercedes-AMG C53 has been spotted testing again, this time in the warmer climate of Southern Europe.

    The current line-up of Mercedes-AMG 53 models has so far been home to the M256 3.0 litre inline-six, which produces 435 hp and 520 Nm, along with an EQ Boost starter-alternator which is part of a 48-volt electrical system that contributes 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque.

    This would be the logical progression from the current, W205-generation Mercedes-AMG C43, which is purely internal combustion and makes 385 hp and 520 Nm of torque from its M276 3.0 litre biturbo V6 engine. However, with the next-generation C63 reportedly set to replace the venerable V8 layout with an electrified 2.0 litre inline-four turbo unit, the C53 on the rung below isn’t likely to boast of a bigger engine, and therefore looks set to use the four-pot as well, according to our sources.

    The headline act amongst the German brand’s four-cylinder engines is of course the M139 2.0 litre unit that powers the A 45 S and CLA 45 S with 421 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Numbers-wise, this provides a plausible basis for the C43 replacement, offering 36 hp more than the 3.0 litre V6, even though it is 20 Nm down on the larger engine.

    Driveline details have yet to be confirmed, though the precedent for the C53 appears to be one of an all-wheel-drive application, given that both the current C43 and the electrically boosted AMG 53 range are AWD. As for the test mule seen here, much is still work in progress, particularly at the back where the tail lamps and exhaust outlets are interim parts.

    The front end similarly leaves plenty to be worked on, as it wears considerable camouflage cladding on its bonnet, grille and front bumper, though the headlamps appear to be similar to those featured on the previously-sighted test mule in winter. With the main W206 C-Class range expected to debut late this year or early in 2021, this AMG C53, along with the range-topping C63 are expected to premiere a year later.

     

  • Car sales in China up for the fourth consecutive month – 2.08 million cars sold in July, up 15% from July 2019

    Vehicle sales in China is up for the fourth consecutive month, and according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, roughly 2.08 million cars were sold in July 2020.

    The figure is a healthy 15% increase over the same period in 2019, raising expectations that the country’s auto slump that’s currently in its third year could be coming to an end. Consumer’s appetite in the world’s largest auto market is also being whet by government incentives such as tax rebates to attract car buyers, which goes on top of generous discounts offered by car brands.

    The year-to-date sales tally currently stands at 12.3 million units, which is 13% down compared to the same period last year. The deficit is of course due to the lockdown that took place in the first quarter this year, but despite the encouraging recovery, challenges still remain.

    For example, the ride-hailing business is reducing the need for personal car ownership, and trade tensions with the United States could thwart China’s economic recovery. Still, global auto brands such as Tesla, GM and the Volkswagen Group have invested billions of dollars to continue expanding its operations in China, in hopes of tapping into the market’s long-term growth potential.

    While no breakdown for the sales figure has been provided, China car associations are said to report the final tally later this month. Private registrations for sedans and SUVs have shown signs of rebound, but according to Automotive News, commercial vehicles sales may account for a larger share this time around.

     
  • Malaysia’s flying car? Here’s the Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorcycle from France, and it actually flies

    While there is much ado about Malaysia’s flying car as well as questions being asked in Parliament about the status of the project, French custom vehicle builders Lazareth have come out with a flying motorcycle… that flies. Dubbed the Lazareth LMV 496, the flying vehicle is currently in prototype stage and videos have been released demonstrating its capabilities.

    Known for its Maserati-powered Lazareth LM847, a V-eight powered, 470 hp, four-wheeled motorcycle with twin, independent front hub steering, the LMV 496 borrows the same styling cues but adds four kerosene fed jet turbines into the mix. The video shows the LMV 496 in tethered flight as well as a short landing video, indicating it works as a proof of concept.

    The turbines are located in the hubs of the LMV 496’s four wheels, with the wheels functioning as normal when the bike is being rolled around. A flip of a switch places the LMV 496 on four landing legs and the four wheels rotate to orientate the turbines vertically, providing lift.

    Motive power for the LMV 496 comes from an electric motor but for flight, the quartet of turbines provides 1,300 horsepower which translates to 285 kg of thrust. There was no demonstration of the LMV 496 flight controls but we assume directional control and stability is achieved much in the same way as a drone.

    Also considering how fuel thirsty jet turbines are, we wonder if enough Jet A-1 can be carried on board for more than a short hop. Lazareth invites enquiries for purchase of the LMV 496 which will be produced in a limited edition of only five units on its website, via email or by telephone.

     
  • Entrepreneur development minister not sure how RM20m new national car funds were used in PH era

    Here’s a snippet on the new national car project, which the government insists we need, although the automotive players disagree.

    Speaking in parliament today, entrepreneur development minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that he did not personally know the status of RM20 million previously allocated to develop a third national car, the Malay Mail reported.

    “I also can’t tell you what has happened with the funds, because if it has been allocated, I am confident that the ministry would have utilised it and monitor its progress. I can only tell you what I know. So if any one of you (MPs) know (about it), thank you,” he told the Dewan Rakyat during Q&A time.

    In November last year, the PH era entrepreneur development ministry denied that the RM20 million allocated by the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (Might) was for the super drone a.k.a. “flying car” project developed by Aerodyne Group. Instead, the money was to fund the R&D of a new national car project (NNCP), anchored by Cyberjaya-based DreamEdge.

    Last month, international trade and industry (MITI) minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said that the NNCP is set to continue despite the change in government.

    “This is for the sake of expanding the country’s automotive sector,” the senior minister said, adding that DreamEdge will be called to give a briefing on the status of the project, and that Perodua and Daihatsu had been requested to brief and present a paper to the government on how they can help develop the NNCP.

    The NNCP first entered public consciousness in June 2018 when former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mooted the idea of a new national car. The topic evolved into a series of discussions in the following year, until DreamEdge was announced as the anchor company for the project in August 2019.

    The car – which is expected to be a plus-sized B-segment sedan – was teased at the launch of the National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) in February this year, albeit in a box and draped, with just the headlight and tail lamp section being offered for view. The images above are renderings based on the teasers.

    The prototype was supposed to have been previewed in April at the Malaysia Autoshow 2020, which was first postponed and later shifted to 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak and resulting movement control order (MCO). There has since been no update about the car’s debut.

    DreamEdge has previously stated that the new car promises to be an all-round performer that will be fun to drive, family friendly, highly fuel efficient and be value for money. It will also get a “modern and futuristic styling,” complete with up-to-date in-car connectivity functions, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

    Powertrain-wise, the car is likely to feature a regular internal combustion petrol engine or a hybrid powertrain, but this will be led by technology partner Daihatsu, which confirmed its involvement in the project last October. Daihatsu has no equity involvement, but will merely head powertrain and platform development.

    Previously, DreamEdge had revealed that full production of he new car was set to take place by the first half of 2022, and it was targeting to sell at least 3,000 cars a month in the first year of sales, leading to an annual rate of 36,000 units a year.

    Meanwhile, existing auto players do not agree that we need another national car. “The industry’s stance is that having two national cars in Malaysia is already too many. To have a third national car project, I don’t think we need it. Having national cars is a political decision, so it’s very difficult for me to comment on,” Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad said at the industry’s 1H 2020 market review briefing last month.

     
  • 2020 MINI Cooper SE to be launched in Malaysia on August 26 – registration of interest for EV now open

    In June this year, MINI Malaysia teased the arrival of the all-electric MINI Cooper SE (or MINI Electric as it is known in certain markets), and we now have an official launch date: August 26, 2020. This information comes from a dedicated page on the company’s official website, where we see a countdown timer set for (at the time of writing) 20 days and some hours, minutes and seconds.

    The Cooper SE was one of the models confirmed for entry into Malaysia this year by BMW Group Malaysia back in February, with the G20 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid being the other, although we’ve yet to hear more about the latter. Upon arrival, the MINI electric vehicle will join the BMW i3s in the company’s local EV line-up.

    MINI first debuted the Cooper SE in July 2019, which is based on the same UKL platform as the current F56 MINI 3 Door. The EV’s powertrain is adapted from the i3s, but flipped for front-wheel drive rather than rear-wheel drive, which required some repackaging.

    This includes the use of a new T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack that takes up the space vacated by the exhaust system. The capacity is rated at 32.6 kWh – a lot less than the i3s we get here (42.2 kWh) – and provides up to 270 km of range based on the WLTP test cycle.

    Said battery powers the front-mounted electric motor that outputs 184 PS (181 hp) and 270 Nm of torque, allowing the Cooper SE to get from zero to 60 km/h in 3.9 seconds, or 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, and hit a top speed of 150 km/h.

    For charging, the EV gets an 11-kW onboard AC charger with a Type 2 connection. With a 7.4-kW MINI Electric Wallbox and a single-phase AC outlet, a full charge takes 4.2 hours (or 3.2 hours to 80%), while with a more powerful 11-kW, three-phase wallbox, this is shortened to 3.5 hours (or 2.5 hours to 80%).

    If time is of the essence, there’s also DC fast-charging via a CCS Combo 2 connection up to 50 kW, which will get the battery from a zero to 80% state of charge in just 35 minutes, or 1.4 hours for a full charge.

    In terms of styling, the Cooper SE looks a lot like a regular 3 Door, save for the several model-specific cues to make it stand out as Earth-friendly. This includes a smaller front grille, yellow accents and MINI Electric badging. The yellow theme is applied to the interior too, with hints of it seen on the steering wheel, gear lever, push start button and infotainment controller.

    We’ll get finer details like standard equipment and pricing when the model is launched. Focusing on the latter, the i3s 120 Ah (or 42.2 kWh) in Germany is priced from 41,526 euros (RM206,076) when referring to the local configurator there. By comparison, the Cooper SE starts at 31,680 euros (RM157,216) in the same country, making it more affordable.

    While not decisive, we can extrapolate the price comparison in Germany to our local market, where the i3s currently retails at RM268,823.96 until the end of 2020 due to SST exemption, so could the Cooper SE be cheaper than the BMW EV? We’ll have to wait and see.

    GALLERY: F56 MINI Cooper SE

     
  • ETCM launches new Nissan 3S centre in Kota Bharu

    Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has launched a new Nissan 3S centre located in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, which will be operated by its dealer partner Edaran Nuri.

    The new outlet follows the Nissan Retail Concept (NRC) corporate identity, highlighted by a red Nissan tablet signage on the exterior of the building. Meanwhile, the interior features “Nissan Drive” sales and consultation areas, along with a delivery bay and service area for customers.

    With a total built-up area of 12,260 square feet, the 3S centre can display five Nissan models, while the three service bays accommodate up to 15 vehicles per day. Other facilities include a café-styled customer lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity and a kids’ area.

    “Customer satisfaction is our main priority, and it is important that we work closely with our dealer to serve our customers better. The Nissan Retail Concept is our commitment in providing customers with high quality services and after-sales offerings from the minute they arrive,” said Christopher Tan, sales and marketing director of ETCM.

    As per the new normal to curb the spread of Covid-19, the new outlet, along with all other Nissan showrooms and service centres will practise temperature checks and social distancing. Staff will also wear face masks, which will also be offered freely to customers, along with gloves and hand sanitisers.

    Frequent disinfecting will also be carried out at the showrooms and service centres throughout the day, covering every touch point including display and test drive vehicles, as well as all customer vehicles before and after service. During this period, contactless payments are encouraged.

    The Edaran Nuri Nissan 3S centre is located at Lot 6621, KM10, Jalan Pasir Puteh Pasir Tumboh, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, and operates from Saturday to Thursday (including public holidays) from 8.30am to 5.30pm. The centre is also open on Fridays from 8.30am to 12.30pm, with a two hour break for prayers, resuming from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

     
  • GMA T.50 debuts – true McLaren F1 successor with 3.9L NA V12, 12,100 rpm redline, 986 kg; RM13 million!

    Meet the new Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 supercar, or GMA T.50 for short. If you think it shares an uncanny resemblance to the legendary McLaren F1, that’s because Murray designed both cars, with the T.50 specifically aimed at being the purest, most driver-centric supercar ever built.

    Murray said: “Just 100 customers will share my vision, a car created to improve on the [McLaren] F1 formula in every conceivable way. With 30 years of technological and systems advancement, now, the time is right to design the greatest analogue driver’s car. I believe no other company could deliver what we will bring to market in 2022, producing this British supercar will be my proudest moment.”

    All superlatives aside, the T.50 supercar, while appearing more subdued compared to its modern peers, is actually quite the engineering marvel. Power comes from a fully bespoke 3.9 litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine that delivers a stonking 663 PS at 11,500 rpm and 467 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm (71% of which is available from 2,500 rpm).

    This Cosworth GMA engine is the highest-revving NA road car engine ever built with a ceiling of 12,100 rpm, and GMA claims that it’s the most responsive unit with 28,400 pick-up revs per second. To give you a different perspective, it takes just 0.3 seconds for the engine to hit its redline from idle.

    At 178 kg, it’s also the lightest road-going V12 ever built. The block is made from high-strength aluminium alloy, while the conrods, valves and clutch housing are made from titanium. Murray also proudly stated that it’s the “best V12 sound” ever, replete with a Direct Path Induction Sound system to channel the V12 note into the cabin.

    “To be truly remarkable, an engine needs to have the right characteristics: highly-responsive, an amazing sound, engaging torque delivery, free-revving, and it has to be naturally aspirated. For all those reasons, the engine in the T.50 was never going to be anything other than a V12,” Murray explained.

    A lightweight 80.5 kg Xtrac H-pattern six-speed manual gearbox is standard, featuring five close ratios primed for acceleration and a longer sixth ratio for cruising. Several drive modes are available, such as GT Mode which limits revs to 9,500 rpm, while Power Mode unleashes the engine’s full breadth of capabilities.

    Murray’s approach to the T.50’s vehicle dynamics is slightly different than the norm. Instead of focusing on power-to-weight, it’s flipped to weight-to-power, whereby every 100 metric horsepower has to propel 150 kg of car. The typical supercar with a comparable output has to shift at least 207 kg of weight per 100 PS, which is 40% higher.

    For GMA, no amount of weight saving was too insignificant. Every nut and bolt on the T.50 was designed and engineered for the lowest possible weight, and the car’s body and chassis were constructed almost entirely from carbon-fibre.

    The end result is a supercar that weighs just 986 kg, allowing GMA to use forged aluminium double-wishbones on all four corners. A car this light also sees no need for heavy electric or hydraulic suspension components. Similarly, the rack-and-pinion steering system is largely unassisted for the best possible feedback, but slight assistance is provided when parking.

    The wheels, hubs, and suspension arms are all ultra-lightweight. The mixed wheels are forged from a lightweight blend of aluminium (19-inch fronts weigh 7.8 kg a piece, while the 20-inch units weigh 9.1 kg each), as are the suspension uprights. A single locking nut is employed, because less is more.

    Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubbers are standard here, and these tyres are narrower (235/35 R19 front, 295/30 R20 rear) than comparable rivals. Braking is provided by Brembo’s latest-generation six-piston Monobloc calipers up front and four-piston Monobloc units at the back. These clamp on to carbon ceramic discs (front 370 mm x 34 mm/rear 340 mm x 34 mm) that have been tuned to provide low levels of servo assistance, making heel-and-toe gear changes feel easy and natural.

    Now, the car’s actual design is a breath of fresh air, with Murray favouring simple, timeless lines and clean surfaces. But don’t let this fool you, because while it does not rely on wings, vents, or ducts to emphasise its performance capabilities, the T.50 features a rear-mounted 400 mm fan and six aerodynamic profiles. Of course, it had to be branded as the most advanced aero system on a road car.

    The 400 mm fan is something you don’t see everyday, but few realise that the McLaren F1 had two smaller fans hidden beneath its haunches to pull air below the car. On the T.50, it’s functionally the same, and works by actively managing underbody and overbody airflow, thereby balancing drag and downforce at all speeds.

    Not only that, the 400 mm fan interacts with a pair of active spoilers at the rear, providing more downforce as the car deems necessary. Powering the fan is a lightweight 48-volt motor which spins up to 7,000 rpm. GMA incorporated filters into the vertical inlet ducts to ensure no debris gets in the way of the fan. Are you a fan of the design, though?

    Besides that, the T.50 gets LED headlights with integrated heat sinks at the top and bottom of each unit, roof-mounted ram-air induction, and glass-topped dihedral doors that hinge along the spine of the car to reveal the engine cam covers. There’s no engine covers because Murray, in his own words, detests them. This configuration also allows for a more convenient access to regular maintenance.

    While the T.50 may appear to be a single seater race car, it’s actually a three-seater – the driver sits in the middle, while the two passenger seats are recessed on the left and right side. Each customer will have a customised seat fitting during the build process, where GMA will adjust the steering wheel height and reach, as well as fine tuning the pedal box setup for the most precise fit. It doesn’t get more bespoke than this, guys.

    To the right of the driver is a “floating” titanium gearstick that sits on an arm, revealing the titanium gearchange mechanism on its bare underside. Other nifty touches include a centrally-positioned start-stop button (sheathed beneath an anodised red switch cover), laser-etched chassis plate denoting the build number, and three-spoke carbon-fibre steering wheel.

    The driver gets a 120 mm analogue rev counter with a needle milled from aluminium, and if you haven’t noticed, there’s no touchscreen displays or stalk controls – the indicators are operated by thumb-buttons. The three seats, which are made from carbon-fibre, have a combined weight of just 13 kg. Let that sink in.

    There is, however, a tiny head unit on the right side of the dashboard. This is paired with a bespoke 700-watt, 10-speaker Arcam sound system. The whole system weighs just 3.9 kg and features wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and GPS navigation functions.

    It’s hard not to be interested in the GMA T.50 after going through the details above, so if you really want one, you’ll have to cough up at least £2.36 million (RM13 million). Only 100 units will ever be made, and each customer will get the chance to meet with Murray during the fitting session. Customers in the UK, US, Japan and Abu Dhabi will have access to appointed service centres, while a ‘flying technician’ will support other markets.

     
  • Jaguar E-Pace officially debuts in Malaysia – 2.0L AWD, 200 PS, RM403k with 50% sales tax exemption

    Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia has announced that the Jaguar E-Pace is now officially on sale in the country. Having made its debut in 2017, the compact SUV from the British carmaker has definitely taken a while to get here – it was first previewed locally at the 2018 edition of the Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE), and was due for a Q1/Q2 launch in 2019. That never happened, although the car was spied late last year.

    There has been some change to the specification from the initial projection based off the preview example. It is still configured as it was slated, as a sole 2.0L AWD variant, but the 2.0 litre Ingenium petrol mill now has a different output.

    The version on sale features a 200 PS output tune instead of the 249 PS form that was suggested in 2018, mirroring the path taken for the new Discovery Sport that was introduced here earlier this year. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 8.2 seconds.

    While there is no mention of specifications for the 200 PS variant, there should be little variance from that defined at the point of preview. Available kit should include an InControl Touch Pro infotainment unit with a 10-inch touchscreen and a rear view camera. As with the Disco Sport, the local E-Pace should also feature a 12.3-inch full-colour digital interactive instrument panel.

    New updates include the automaker’s Smart Settings, a self-learning system that studies and recognises the driver’s habits. Aside from adjusting seat, climate and infotainment system settings accordingly to their defined preference, the system will gradually be able to pick up more of the driver’s preferences, such as time, location, weather and behaviour patterns, and tailor these into highly personalised set-up.

    For example, it can change the media source on a particular day of the week or time of day, and an Intelligent Phone Reminder function will remind drivers if they have forgotten their smartphones. The system can store up to eight profiles, so there will be no more fighting over in-car settings among those who share their vehicle.

    Safety equipment includes six airbags as well as lane departure warning with lane keep assist, along with a Driver Condition Monitor. As for exterior colours, only two choices are available for the E-Pace, and that is Yulong White and Firenze Red, both metallic shades.

    Finally, the price. The fully-imported Jaguar E-Pace, which goes up against competitors such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, is priced at RM403,216 (excluding road tax and insurance), which is close to that originally estimated in 2018. The stated price is inclusive of the 50% sales tax waiver provided under the Penjana economic stimulus plan.

    The E-Pace comes with a Jaguar Care programme, which includes a five-year warranty, five-year free service package and three years of roadside assistance.

    GALLERY: Jaguar E-Pace at the 2018 Bangkok Motor Show

     
  • RFID reaches 10% take-up rate in northern region; to replace SmartTAG lanes at smaller toll plazas: PLUS

    PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) has announced that the public pilot programme as sanctioned by the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) for its closed-toll RFID system for passenger vehicles has seen an increase in usage to 10% in the northern region, up from 2.3% two weeks ago as highway users in the northern region of Penang and Kedah begin migrating to the cashless and contactless payment system.

    “It is encouraging to see the positive take up of RFID within the short period of 14 days, and I am confident that this will increase as more will see the multiple benefits of this payment solution. The most compelling reason for RFID is that the technology itself propagates physical distancing as compared to the existing card system,” said PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail.

    “Once it is linked to the e-wallet, it reduces the probability of users getting stuck in the toll lane due to insufficient balance, leading to the need to physically reload their cards and risk transmission of the coronavirus,” Azman added.

    Payment of toll fares by RFID has been rolled out at 10 open-toll systems (single payment at the toll plaza) from January 1 this year, located at Jitra, Lunas, Kubang Semang, Penang Bridge, Mambau, Lukut, Kempas, Perling, Lima Kedai and Tanjung Kupang toll plazas.

    At present, toll transactions via Touch ‘n Go cards and SmartTAG devices at all PLUS highway toll plazas, however smaller toll plazas with limited lanes will have the SmartTAG lanes replaced by dedicated RFID lanes as the card can still be used at Touch ‘n Go lanes, says PLUS, adding that this arrangement will apply with the nationwide roll-out of RFID.

    The highway operator stresses that each RFID tag is to be fitted on vehicles at designated positions as advised by the RFID fitment centres.

     
 

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