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

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

Quiet mode is one of the new preferences available beginning Tuesday evening across the U.S. for premium Uber rides, which means only Uber Black or Uber Black SUV rides. This is the first time the option has been available on the Uber app.

Now when you order a black car (that means professional drivers and luxury vehicles, so no Priuses) you have a list of preferences you can select.

Riders have been clamoring for a "quiet mode" for when you don't want to chat. So in the app you can now say you have no preference, quiet preferred, or happy to chat as your preferred conversation level. There's also temperature preferences and a request for luggage help. Read more...

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