Uber is Making It Easier to Know Exactly What Drivers Think of You
Ever wondered how to check your Uber rating? Wonder no more.
Starting Wednesday, Uber riders will be able to see their passenger scores directly under their name in the app’s menu.
Some users may have already noticed this feature in testing over the past few weeks.
After tapping on their score, riders will be able to see information about how they are rated and how they can improve. Riders with higher scores have an easier time reserving Ubers. For example, New York City riders have an average of 4.6 stars. Those with above average scores are more likely to be picked up faster by drivers.
Uber hopes that having scores in plain view will make riders more conscientious and avoid common faux pas, like eating or drinking in the car, slamming the door, or stuffing in more passengers than there are seats.
And although ratings remain anonymous, users can watch their score change (or remain the same) after each ride.
For those dissatisfied with their ratings, Uber has a few tips to become a five-star rider — most of which can just be boiled down to “be respectful.”
To raise their scores, riders should aim to meet their driver on the street on time, give other riders space when riding UberPOOL and follow local laws like buckling up in the back seat and avoiding bringing open containers of alcohol into the car.