Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Uber announces major Black and Black SUV enhancements, including Quiet Mode

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don't want to talk to their drivers Uber has a solution for chatty drivers
Jean Garcia | 18 May, 2019, 04:31

So, if you're riding in an Uber Black or Uber Black SUV, you'll be able to request a silent ride using a Quiet Mode option in the Uber app.

Which basically means that you're letting your driver know beforehand that you don't want to get all chatty without any of the awkwardness!

Amid underwhelming performance during its IPO in the NYSE, taxi app Uber has announced a new service called Quiet Mode.

Uber has released a new feature, dubbed Rider Preferences that allows customers to ask for minimal conversation during a ride.

Users also get access to a dedicated customer-support line and what the Uber bills as "professionalism" and "consistent quality" - meaning Uber is promising there's a commercially licensed driver behind the wheel, who is showing up in the kind of vehicle one would expect when using a luxury auto service.

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"Quiet preferred." That's one way to tell your Uber driver to STFU, politely.

Uber's new features will make your rides a bit smoother (and quieter).

Like premium phone support with live agents and the promise of consistent vehicle quality and professional, commercially licensed drivers "at the top of [their] game". That's why I hope Uber plans to expand this to UberX as well as global markets, though the company had nothing to share on that. Passengers can still book the high-end vehicle service through Uber - now called Uber Black - if they're willing to pay a little more. "The driver can have that information and do with it what they want". However, this feature is just there to convey to the drivers their rider preferences.

Uber is finally opening up more features for its higher-priced luxury vehicle service segment. "It's not mandatory. The driver is an independent contractor".

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