Hong Kong Set to Roll Out Contactless Payments at Toll Booths This Yearby Fintech News Hong Kong January 10, 2023
Hong Kong’s Transport Department (TD) will be gradually rolling out the HKeToll at all government tolled tunnels this year to replace the manual and automatic toll booths.
HKeToll makes use of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, with the support of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology, to allow vehicles to pay tolls without stopping at toll booths.
Tunnel tolls will be deducted from the pre-set toll payment accounts in the system, and users will be notified.
The HKeToll supports multiple payment methods and there are no monthly fees. The TD will provide the first vehicle tag for every licensed vehicle free of charge.
The HKeToll webpage details how users can apply for and install vehicle tag as well as set up an account and link it with automatic payment methods.
HKeToll will first be implemented in Tsing Sha Control Area in February.
The TD will hold the Transport Trade Pilot Scheme from January 9 to 20 and invite stakeholders of the transport trade to join the trial use of HKeToll to collect users’ opinions on the entire application process, user interface, etc.
TD said that further fine-tuning and optimisation will be made to better cater for motorists’ needs.