Uber is launching a brand new class of trip known as Consolation that sits between the highest tier Uber Black service and the extra common Uber X possibility.
As its title cleverly suggests, Uber Consolation affords a number of extras to make sure most well-being throughout your trip. Or at the least, that’s the concept.
Particularly, in the event you request an Uber Consolation trip you’ll be assured a more moderen, midsize automobile with minimal legroom necessities — excellent in case your pins are longer than common, or in the event you merely need reassurance that you simply received’t be taking your journey along with your knees round your ears.
Uber Consolation additionally affords a number of choices which you can select through the app whenever you guide your trip. These embody the power to request a temperature setting in order that the automobile’s inside feels excellent on the very begin of the journey. You can too ask for a “quiet trip” in case you might want to get some work executed, or in the event you merely don’t really feel like chatting with the driving force as you tootle by way of town.
The quiet mode is a characteristic that launched not too long ago with Uber Black. Within the app, alongside “quiet most popular,” you’ll additionally discover choices equivalent to “pleased to talk,” which could inspire your driver to launch right into a dialog earlier than you’ve even closed the door, and “no choice,” which helps you to simply waft.
In a weblog publish saying the brand new tier, Uber’s Aydin Ghajar notes that Consolation’s assortment of rider choice options isn’t fairly on the extent of Uber Black, “which offers you entry to extra unique in-app choices equivalent to request assist with baggage, premium help, and pickup by skilled drivers.”
Ghajar doesn’t provide any particulars about pricing for Uber Consolation, although a picture launched on Tuesday offers us an concept. In order you’ll be able to see, the place a visit utilizing the essential Pool service prices $14.80, this rises to $23.97 with Uber X, and to $31.16 with Uber Consolation. No, it’s not low cost, however for particular events and the like, it might come in useful for some rides.
Autos providing Uber Consolation are solely pushed by drivers with a score of four.85 or larger, and the service is accessible now throughout the U.S. through the Uber app.