It’s not fairly often you get the identical Uber driver twice, however the firm might quickly make that simpler. In California, Uber now allows you to set a driver as a ‘favourite’ in its app after you’ve rated them 5 stars. This characteristic was first tested in the UK earlier this 12 months, however now seems to be increasing to different areas.
The characteristic doesn’t appear to do a lot for now aside from function a type of bookmark. However Uber says “in early 2020, riders will have the ability to request their favourite drivers when scheduling a visit upfront.” Favourite drivers will get first dibs on scheduled rides, doubtlessly giving them a frequent buyer. However drivers needn’t fear about getting caught with an terrible rider; in case you give them a 1-star ranking, Uber received’t match you with them once more.
For riders, having the ability to favourite drivers permits you to experience with somebody you already know and belief, doubtlessly including a bit peace of thoughts in case you’re scheduling an vital journey.
Perhaps you’ve had enjoyable conversations, possibly you want that the driving force doesn’t speak, or possibly you identical to the driving force’s automobile. Both method, it’s a welcome characteristic that offers each riders and drivers a bit extra flexibility and helps make Uber extra private.
Uber is making a few different adjustments to assist drivers too. For one, drivers will lastly have the ability to see the place their passengers are going, how lengthy the journey will take, and the way a lot they’ll anticipate to earn from it. It’s outstanding such data has taken so lengthy.
No phrase on if or whenever you’ll have the ability to favourite drivers in different areas, however we’ve reached out to Uber and can replace this submit if we hear again.