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Uber Finally Brings Quiet Mode To Australia

Uber Finally Brings Quiet Mode To Australia

Uber has finally brought one of its most heralded features to Australia after it first debuted in America.

Users in the Land Down Under are now able to select the Quiet Mode feature, which sends your driver a message that you're not in the mood to talk.

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Whether you've had a rough one, are hungover, feel sick, or just plain not in the mood to have a chat about the world around you, now you can enjoy an Uber ride without getting passive aggressive.

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Credit: Pixabay

In the past, you might have had to delicately tell the driver that you're busy or on a call to let them know you weren't keen to chat, but now it's as simple as pressing a button.

While it might be tough for drivers who just want someone to chat to, at least they'll now know who they can speak to and avoid the ones who don't.

Uber Australia and New Zealand General Manager Dom Taylor said: "So whether you're riding to the airport with your boss, or are after a ride for a special occasion, Uber Comfort is the go-to for your next ride."

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But don't expect this luxury to come for free. Yep - that's right, you have to pay for silence.

It's part of Uber's Comfort Mode, which means you'll have to pay 1.2x the normal price of a fare to have the vehicle silent.

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Credit: PA

There are four other features in Comfort Mode and they're actually pretty decent.

You've got Extended Wait Time, which will make a driver stay at your location for an extra 10 minutes. Which is perfect when you're running out the door but accidentally forgot your wallet and then again forgot your sunglasses.

Temperature Control means you can set your car to cold, cool, warm or hot before you hop in. Instead of jumping into the passenger seat and then complaining about how hot it is, you can make it a freezer as it strolls to your gate.

Experienced Drivers will only select a motorist that has clocked up a whopping 500 trips with the ride sharing app and has a minimum rating set by the company. These are the creme de la creme of drivers that understand the way things go.

Then finally you've got the Newest Cars feature, which, as it sounds, gives you the option to get a driver who rocks only the finest wheels from 2013 onward.

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Topics: News, Technology, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.