In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, Uber adds a mute button to quiet its drivers, Rivian wants you to go camping in an electric truck, and Chevy wants you to take a timeout.
- Up first, Uber wants to make your ride a bit quieter should you so desire. The Enhanced Uber Black Experience adds a button that lets your driver know you don’t want to hear his or her voice. You also get some nice options like luggage assistance and temperature control. But it’s the option for silence that some might find quite appealing.
- Next, electric truck startup Rivian has a new way to enjoy the outdoors. At the recent Overland Expo, the company displayed an electric camping stove that pairs nicely with its R1T electric truck. Rivian says you could use the truck to power campsite lighting and the cooking setup for an entire week. And you’d use up just 11% of your available battery power.
- Last up, Chevy wants to make sure your kids are safe behind the wheel. This means giving those them a 20 second time out before they can set off. If the seatbelt isn’t buckled, the shift lever remains locked in place for a short period of time. Teen Driver mode, as it’s called, will also mute the radio and limit the available top speed.