New premium Uber features include ‘Quiet Mode’

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ for riders who don't want to talk to their drivers

Uber is positioning the option as part of an array of "high-quality services" designed for folks who can afford the company's pricer ridesharing options.

Depending on where you are, it's a toss-up whether your Uber driver will talk your ear off.

However, in order to test the new feature, riders will have to select an Uber Black or Uber Black SUV premium ride.

San Francisco: For people who don't prefer chatty drivers, global ride-sharing major Uber is rolling-out "quiet mode" on its luxury services.

Even if you do select the "quiet preferred" option, the driver isn't under any obligation to keep silent during the trip.

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With 'Extended Pickup Period, ' riders can also elect to have their drivers wait a bit longer before they cancel the ride.

"But really, why do we not have Lyft/Uber quiet mode yet". Customers can also call live agents for "Premium Support" within 24 hours after a ride if there's something wrong that needs to be fixed.

Uber says the changes have been implemented to help provide riders with the best possible experience.

'With these new features and more to come, we're excited to ensure that our riders can arrive relaxed and refreshed, wherever they're headed'. Uber Black costs 100 percent more than Uber X and 200 percent more than the Uber Pool, according to The Verge. "It's not mandatory", Uber product manager Aydin Ghajar told TechCrunch. Dooring happens when a driver or passenger opens a vehicle door in the path of a bike rider, resulting in a crash. Fine. The problem is, there's more of a burden laid on the back of the, in all likelihood, fewer drivers that meet these new requirements.

The features will go live in Columbia and SC on Thursday and will roll out across the United States within few days.

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