Called Uber Comfort, it was launched in the United States in July and – at a higher price – will have some amenities for users, such as the ability to request a race without talking to the driver.
Other features of the new category:
- According to Uber, only certain car models and manufacturers will be accepted;
- These models will have minimum internal space requirements to enter Uber Comfort;
- You can request the temperature you would like in the air conditioner before the race begins;
- Drivers in this category must have a minimum number of complete trips and a minimum grade;
Some of these functions, such as requesting a run without conversation or temperature, may be done in a window in the app.
Trip preferences will be available to the user in the app – Photo: Press Release / Uber
"A lot of people have been through situations like this. You get into your car tired and all you need at that moment is a little quiet," said Claudia Woods, Uber's general manager in Brazil.
Uber Select, which currently has more spacious and comfortable cars, will be discontinued from late November, according to the company. The features also apply to anyone applying for a car in the Uber Black category.