Uber Is Now Offering "Quiet Mode" so those pesky drivers won't talk to you!

May 16, 2019

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I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not.  Sure, if you get a weirdo driver it'd be nice not to have to make small talk.  But are we losing a little bit of our humanity by making it so easy to dismiss people?

On Tuesday, Uber rolled out a new QUIET MODE. 

And if you pick it, it means your driver won't talk to you.

Unfortunately, you'll have to pay for it, though - it's only available in Uber Black and Black SUV rides...so when you do cheap UberX and Uber Pool, you'll still be at risk of human interaction.

And odds are they won't add the feature to cheaper rides, at least not anytime soon.  It looks like, for now, it's part of their plan to get more people taking the more expensive rides.