// New Uber feature lets you request a quiet driver who won’t be chatty.
If you’re the type of person who hates getting stuck with a chatty Uber driver, then the ride-sharing start-up is finally offering an option that should allow you to enjoy your next ride in peace.
On Wednesday, Uber is rolling out upgrades to its premium service, Uber Black, including one that allows riders to ask for a silent driver.
But there’s a catch: That feature, which is being referred to in reports as a “quiet car” mode, is only available for Uber Black rides, which can cost two to three times as much as an UberX ride.
If you’re willing to spring for Uber Black, you can set your ride preference in the Uber mobile app. Once you confirm your destination and select an Uber Black or Uber Black SUV — services that offer riders trips in luxury cars, like a BMW 5-Series or Cadillac Escalade — under the preference for “conversation,” you can select either “quiet preferred,” “happy to chat” or state no preference.
If you select “quiet preferred,” Uber Black drivers know that you’re not looking to engage in conversation for the duration of your trip. And if your driver doesn’t get the memo, Uber says that Uber Black riders will also get access to “premium phone support with live agents” should you feel the need to call the company to tell them your preferences are not being honored mid-trip. (Of course, that could make for a very awkward ride.)//
Uber turns Drivers in to slaves, who must be silent if the master wants or amuse the master if he wishes.
And what about tomorrow, for a small fee you can choose an old or young driver а man or woman, gay or straight?
There is no doubt that it will be profitable for the company.