Uber has launched an option for "Quiet Mode" in Black cars so you can request minimal conversation during your ride. I WANT THIS. Lol. If you didn't hear I have a low Uber rating of 4.57. I think it's that low because there was a period of time I didn't know I was being rated, so my introverted self usually wouldn't talk much. Anyways, I hope this will be available soon in regular Ubers! Here's more from Techcrunch:
Tired of chatty drivers? Uber is finally giving users its most requested feature: an in-app way to ask for minimal conversation during your ride. The “Quiet Mode” feature is free and will be available to everyone in the U.S. tomorrow, but only on Uber Black and Uber Black SUV premium rides. Users can select “Quiet preferred,” “happy to chat” or leave the setting at “No preference.” The desire for silence might convince more riders to pay for Uber’s more expensive vehicle types so they can work, nap, take a call or just relax in the car.