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Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:43 PM

Uber's premium customers can now push a button to tell their drivers to be quiet

Uber is giving customers who use its premium Uber Black service the option to tell their drivers to be quiet with the push of a button.

The new “quiet mode” feature was announced Wednesday alongside other new app settings available only to Uber Black users, including the option to set a preferred temperature and to request help with luggage or extra time getting to the car.

As The Verge’s Andy Hawkins point outs, this option is only for the customers who are already paying about twice the price of Uber X and four times the price of Uber Pool. Uber Black is a luxury service that uses a fleet of fancier cars and, in some places, requires drivers to have a much higher minimum rating than other Uber drivers in order to stay in the higher-end, higher-paying program.

But it’s not unlikely that the feature will be rolled out to all Uber users in the future. In a July 2018 interview with The Verge, Taggart Matthiesen, head of product for autonomous driving for Lyft, Uber’s main rival, said his company was thinking about implementing a “Zen mode.” This would be basically the same thing as quiet mode and allow users to “personalize” rides by specifying that they personally don’t like to talk to strangers while they ride in cars.

You might think the typical social norms of conversation with a person providing a service would apply here, but the question of whether Uber drivers want you to talk to them and whether they might give you a lower passenger score if you don’t has long been a subject of debate.


https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/5/15/18624906/uber-black-quiet-mode-luxury-feature-lyft-zen

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:46 PM

1. My vehicle does not have back seats, so no Uber capability here

But if I were an Uber driver, my passengers had better damn well love Zeppelin cranked full blast or they can fuck right off!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:49 PM

2. premium service

Ha, the billionaires realize the best way to keep the middle class in line, let them act like little lords and ladies. of course, it just means they will be fattened hogs when the billionaires realize the millionaires are no longer needed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:02 PM

3. maybe i could get one of those buttons for my wife ........

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Response to rampartc (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:45 PM

4. That would be Uber's Divorce Special. Your driver is a lawyer and

you stop at the courthouse on the way to your destination.

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