Answer: Ask for a quiet ride when you book.
If you’re booking a ride through Uber Black or Uber Black SUV and just aren’t in the mood for small talk with your driver, you’re in luck. The ride-hailing service just revealed a number of new preference options for the luxury version of its service, one of which is the ability to ask for a quiet environment. The feature also works in reverse, so if you feel like making small talk, your driver will know in advance.
Other new preferences include temperature settings, help with your bags and a 15-minute extension on your pickup time if you’re not quite ready. The new features are now live for Uber Black cars operating in most major cities in the U.S. Uber has not revealed any plans to make these new ride preferences available to non-Uber Black vehicles.