EasyTrip Vs Autosweep: Simple Difference Every Driver Must KnowApril 16, 2021
In the Philippines, the Department of Transportation now requires all tollways and expressways to deploy a cashless payment system. The entire transition was ordered to be completed by the end of last year. However, the matter now involves two names, EasyTrip vs Autosweep. In this post, Onroadtips will clarify what they are, how they differ from each other and answer some frequently asked questions that you may be having too.
Radio Frequency Identification
Also known as RFID, this is a device relying on electromagnetic fields to identify stickers or track tags attached to objects. Inside the device, there is a radio transporter, a transmitter, and a radio receiver. When triggered, the tag or sticker will transmit digital data to the RFID reader.
This device is now used for RFID lanes where EasyTrip and Autosweep are used on major expressways for charging toll fees.
What is EasyTrip?
EasyTrip is a cashless payment system that the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) is relying on for collecting toll fees. EasyTrip is applied on SCTEX, NLEX, CALAX, C5 Link, and CAVITEX.
What is Autosweep?
Like EasyTrip, Autosweep is a cashless payment system but it’s applied to a different set of expressways including MCX, TPLEX, STARTOLL, NAIAX, SKYWAY, and SLEX. Autosweep is currently used by San Miguel Corporation (SMC).
So, the only difference between EasyTrip and Autosweep is the expressways and tollways where they are used.
Where to install RFIDs?
Here’s a list of EasyTrip and Autosweep RFID installation sites to get a Radio Frequency Identification device.
- TPLEX Tarlac Main Office northbound, SLEX
- Eton Toll Plaza northbound, SLEX
- After Calamba Entry Toll Plaza, SLEX
- Southwoods Toll Plaza northbound, SLEX
- NAIAX Drive-Thru westbound, Skyway/NAIAX
- C5 Customer Service Center southbound, Skyway/NAIAX
- Laguna Technopark Toll Plaza, CALAX
- Laguna Boulevard Toll Plaza, CALAX
- Mamplasan-Greenfield Customer Service Center, CALAX
- Taguig Toll Plaza, C5 South Link
- Merville Toll, C5 South Link
- CIC Customer Service northbound and southbound, Cavitex
- Balintawak Lane, Lane N10, NLEX
- Bocaue Barrier Lane, Lane X01, NLEX
It’s worth noting that you should have your RFID installed on some certain places on your car. The windshield is the ideal spot as the sensors are placed above the tollbooth as well as on the sides. But keep in mind that a tint may reduce the effectiveness of the device.
On the other hand, if your RFID sticker is transparent, you can stick it on the headlight too. Otherwise, you can stick the RFID sticker on the front number plate of your car.
How to get an RFID for Autosweep and EasyTrip?
You need to visit one of the sites listed above then fill in a form and pay the required fee. After that, you have to wait as the device is installed on your vehicle. If you don’t want to wait for long, you should try to come very early.
Unlike EasyTrip, to get an RFID for Autosweep, you have to visit their website to set up an appointment. This involves choosing a desired location, providing your email, name, plate number, and the class of your vehicle.
How to use the RFID lane?
The very first thing to remember when using the RFID lane is not to tailgate the vehicle driving in front of yours as this may cause reading errors. In turn, this may halt the traffic behind you. You need to pay attention to the road signs and road markings to avoid this.
When it’s your turn to go navigate through the RFID lane, you just need to drive to the toll booth, wait for the barrier to go up, and proceed. Remember to only drive forward after the vehicle in front of you has cleared the barrier.
Now, as you slowly drive to the tollgate boom, wait as the sensors read your RFID, which should take up to a few seconds. As soon as your toll appears with your balance, you can proceed and continue your trip.
Radio Frequency Identification: FAQs
How to check the RFID balance?
How to check the RFID balance for Autosweep:
The first way to do this is visiting the website autosweep.com, log into your account and click on Enrolled Accounts > Balance.
Secondly, you can download and install the Autosweep app on your smartphone and register using your RFID details then tap the balance button.
Otherwise, you can quickly check the balance by texting AUTOSWEEP <space> BALINQ <space> Plate Number and send it to 09178607655.
How to check the RFID balance for EasyTrip?
The first way is heading to the website EasyTrip.reload.ninja and log in using your account details. You can then check your RFID balance.
The second way is downloading and installing the EasyTrip app on your phone, register an account and log in. After that, tap on your account and choose your vehicle to view the balance.
Can you have a unified account for both EasyTrip and Autosweep?
Yes, you can, but there’s a catch. After getting your Autosweep RIFD, you have to visit an EasyTrip installation site and have your Autosweep RIFD activated there. As a result, you will have one RFID with two accounts for Autosweep and EasyTrip.
What if the sensors cannot read your RFID?
In this case, you need to bring the account car to the attendant so they can scan it for you. The toll fee will then be deducted from your account automatically as usual.
What happens to your RFID when you sell your car?
Before selling your car, you need to have your RFID account deactivated. To do this, you have to fill in a form and file for account deactivation. Once the account has been deactivated, you can remove the device from your car.
What if you buy a car that already as an RFID?
In this case, you should contact the previous owner of the car and ask them for the account details or deactivate the account. If these methods don’t work, you can just remove the RFID and install a new one.
In this post, Onroadtips has provided a lot of information, helping you distinguish EasyTrip vs Autosweep, along with details about RFID. We hope the post has answered as many questions as possible for you relating to this topic.
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