Pros of Uber and Lyft: You press a button on your phone and a car comes to pick you up. Cons: There's a person in that car, who you'll sometimes have to speak to.
Miyako Taxi, a company based in Kyoto, Japan, is ridding customers of this burden, introducing a new service that forbids drivers from initiating small talk, reports Rocket News.
"This service is currently in a trial stage, with the goal of creating an in-car atmosphere that provides the most comfortable ride for passengers through limiting the driver's speaking," said the company in a statement.
Uber and Lyft were contacted to see if they would consider bringing a similar feature to their services but did not respond. Hopefully they're setting a precedent for their drivers.