Uber launches & # 39; Quiet Mode & # 39; for passengers who want to minimize contact (but it is only available in luxury journeys)
- Users can now indicate whether they prefer a quiet ride or whether they are more open to chatting
- However, they will have to pay a little extra, because the tool is only for Uber Black journeys
- Users can also set the temperature for their journey and request assistance with luggage
Uber wants to make it easier for users to drive in silence.
The moving giant launches a new in-app function that allows users to request a minimal conversation from the driver while on their way to a destination.
However, users will have to pay a little extra to take advantage of this because the tool, & # 39; Silent mode & # 39 ;, is only available for premium Uber Black and Uber Black SUVs.
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Uber is launching a new feature that allows users to request a minimum call from the driver while on their way to a destination. It is only for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV journeys
HOW CAN YOU USE STILL MODE?
To use Silent mode, users must select a Uber Black or Uber Black SUV.
After entering their destination, there is an option for & # 39; Ride Preferences & # 39; on screen.
Once & # 39; Ride Preferences & # 39; is selected, it will start a pop-up on the screen.
Under & # 39; Conversation & # 39; & # 39; Silent preference & # 39; instead of the default option & # 39; No preference & # 39 ;.
Then click on & # 39; Request Uber Black & # 39; and your driver knows what your preferences are in advance.
Starting today, users can choose from & # 39; Quiet Preferred & # 39 ;, & # 39; Happy to Chat & # 39; or & # 39; No preference & # 39; under the heading & # 39; Conversation & # 39; in the app.
Users can now take a nap, reply to emails or listen to music without interrupting their driver.
& # 39; If you want to respond to emails or are in the mood for a nap, make your journey easier with just one tap, & # 39; said the company.
& # 39; If you are in the mood to chat, that is also an option. & # 39;
The functions are rolled out as part of the new list of & # 39; ride preferences & # 39; from Uber, which are extensive controls that are only available during premium journeys.
As part of the new functions, users can also request assistance with their luggage and set their desired temperature in advance.
With & # 39; Extended Pickup Period & # 39; riders can also choose to let their drivers wait a little longer before canceling the ride.
Uber Black users will still be charged if their driver has to wait five minutes after they arrive, but their driver has to wait 15 minutes before canceling the trip.
The update also means that Uber will give priority to more professional drivers and nicer cars for Uber Black users.
"We know that when riders choose Uber Black and Uber Black SUV, they want a consistent, high-quality experience on every ride," the company said.
& # 39; With these new features and more, we will be sure that our riders can arrive relaxed and refreshed wherever they go. & # 39;
Uber Black rides are usually 100 percent more expensive than Uber X, the company's inexpensive option, and 200 percent more expensive than Uber Pool, the carpool option, according to the edge.
Uber is not the only ride-sharing app that looked at adding & # 39; Silent mode & # 39 ;.
Rival ride-dependent service that Lyft has also considered launch of a similar feature, where users can request a limited conversation from their drivers.
Uber's new feature should make it easier for users to drive quietly when it would otherwise be difficult to send that request to the driver's face.
It can also help to improve their passenger rating. Some drivers can give riders a lower score if they are not polite or don't talk enough.
However, Uber did not respond whether or not this is the case.
WHAT ARE THE NEW UBER SECURITY FUNCTIONS?
Uber said it introduced new safety features to help riders avoid fake drivers, two weeks after the murder of a student who mistakenly believed it was her ride in her murderer's car.
The features include steps to identify the correct car and a push notification to remind riders of the & # 39; Check Your Ride & # 39; steps just before their car arrives, the attraction said.
The features will go live in Columbia and South Carolina on Thursday and will be released in the United States within a few days.
Uber's new campus safety initiative is part of its efforts to help students avoid, among other things, false drivers of journeys.
The company plans to launch a new university tool to help students at different times when other options are limited.
The pilot program starts with the University of South Carolina, while other universities can register.
As part of its new campus safety initiative, Uber implements special collection areas on university campuses.
The designated areas are well lit and will also be monitored by nearby law enforcement officials.
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