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Lyft thinking about implementing "Zen Mode"

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bleekman25
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 Posted 11 months ago

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Matthiesen says that a “zen mode” would represent another step in more personalized rides, a move the company plans to accelerate as it changes gradually to include more autonomous vehicles. “The autonomous car is going to know a lot more [about you],” Matthiesen said. “It’s going to know your temperature that you’re going to want. It’s probably also going to know that it’s early in the morning, and so it’s going to have a dark-lit cabin to let you sleep. Maybe you can even relax in the seat, and the back will extend into some sort of lie-flat mode. Maybe not complete lie-flat, just based on the area, but a good recline.”

https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/17608120/lyft-quiet-mode-autonomous-driving-taggart-matthiesen-interview-converge-podcast

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    Bigfrank
    394 Driver Driver Rider
     3 weeks ago

    Zen this !!!  to all Zen customers please do us a favor smoke a blunt and put earplugs in your ears before entering OUR cars. Lyft elegant hypocrite number two has also followed the Star trek borg tactic of control . I could definitely see a class action suit under a constitutional violation of freedom of speech

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    RedANT
    978 Rider Driver
     11 months ago

    Can't wait for "zen mode" to be implemented, where Lyft will dictate what temperature I maintain inside my car, what music I listen to, and other trip parameters that they don't pay for.  Typical rideshare company, kissing passenger ass and giving self entitled passengers another way to abuse drivers in a vain attempt to gain market share.  If this happens, I'll either ignore it, or I'll just stop driving for Lyft.

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      dShaperoMDM
      106
       11 months ago

      What about this solution.  Drivers also get to specify what he or she wants.  Temperature, music, whether chatting is allowed or not.  Uber can match you up with them or just display these preferences on the app.

      Is that too much?

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        RedANT
        978 Rider Driver
         11 months ago

        I already know what I want.  It's EXACTLY what is set in the car already.  tongue-out

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    CurbDigger
    158
     11 months ago

    Is this only for the autonomous cars?

    Insead of quiet mode, can we first make them not run over people and plow through bicycles?  Too much to ask?

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    pscaleb
    8
     11 months ago

    I never thought about this before but how strange to enter a car and it will already be playing the music you like, the temperature will be comfortable for you, windows will be rolled up or down, etc. Personalized travel. I like this.

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      RedANT
      978 Rider Driver
       11 months ago

      Some smaller rideshare companies already include profile preferences such as radio station preference, temperature, and "quiet mode."  That they're not often discussed shows how well that "service" works.  The more control you give to riders, the more self entitled they become.

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        FuegoJuno
        110
         11 months ago

        Wait, really? Who?

        Not a real Uber killer, but I always love innovative differentiators.  

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          RedANT
          978 Rider Driver
           11 months ago

          ReachNow lists temperature, radio station and allows for passenger to request "quiet time," etc. They're all listed on the app when you accept the ride, and drivers are expected to have it all "set" before arriving for pickup.  (As well as water, snacks, etc)

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            FuegoJuno
            110
             11 months ago

            reachnow. oh, that BMW one that no one uses.  are they even rideshare.

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              RedANT
              978 Rider Driver
               11 months ago  (edited 11 months ago)

              They work the same way, ordering a ride and waiting for a driver to pick them up.  The biggest difference is that their drivers are hourly employees rather than 1099 contractors.  Less money, but with medical/dental and driving a company BMW.  It's an option if you don't have a qualifying vehicle, or if you can handle working 8 hr shifts with 1 or 2 runs.

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      skywalker23
      33 Rider
       11 months ago

      Soon we will just be like the people in Wall-E. Floating around on little hover chairs perfectly comfortable 24/7

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    pualgetty3
    62
     11 months ago

    ZenMode just sounds so nice. I really want to commute to work in ZenMode now.

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    CrazyCrayons
    141
     11 months ago

    If you read this article carefully, it says the product guy says this feature isn't being considered. But he wants to see it some day. Why are we making a big deal and gettin all excited about this. 

    Let's let's face it. We all thought about and discussed the quiet mode. There's nothing creative or eye popping about this 

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      HemiDodge
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       11 months ago

      Yeah, thank gosh.  I thought it was going to tell me Lyft was about to do something before Uber. Haaahaaahaaa.  That'll never happen. 

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    DWang02
    102 Rider
     11 months ago

    Quiet mode is a good idea.  They can easily implement this feature.  I had a chatty driver from Indy downtown to the airport. It was 5:45 and I had 3.5 hours of sleep. Then a chatty driver.  The app proudly told me he is known for his praised interactions and having great stories.  Sigh