It’s not fairly often you get the identical Uber driver twice, however the firm may quickly make that simpler. In California, Uber now helps 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 yr, however now seems to be increasing to different areas.
The characteristic doesn’t appear to do a lot for now aside from function a kind of bookmark. However Uber says “in early 2020, riders will be capable of request their favourite drivers when scheduling a visit upfront.” Favourite drivers will get first dibs on scheduled rides, probably giving them a frequent buyer. However drivers needn’t fear about getting caught with an terrible rider; for those who give them a 1-star score, Uber received’t match you with them once more.
For riders, having the ability to favourite drivers means that you can journey with somebody you already know and belief, probably including a little bit peace of thoughts for those who’re scheduling an essential journey.
Possibly you’ve had enjoyable conversations, possibly you want that the driving force doesn’t discuss, or possibly you similar to the driving force’s automobile. Both manner, it’s a welcome characteristic that provides each riders and drivers a little 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 be capable of see the place their passengers are going, how lengthy the journey will take, and the way a lot they will count on to earn from it. It’s outstanding such info has taken so lengthy.
No phrase on if or while you’ll be capable of favourite drivers in different areas, however we’ve reached out to Uber and can replace this put up if we hear again.