Driver Announcements

Making Uber Black a first-class experience for everyone

January 10, 2019 / Canada

Through conversations with drivers and riders, we’ve learned that Uber Black is not always the premium experience it’s expected to be. To improve the experience, make it more consistent, and help differentiate Uber Black from other options, we’re making changes. These changes include investing in marketing efforts to help increase trips, making product improvements, and updating eligibility criteria to raise the bar on quality.

New rating criteria

Starting April 1, 2019, we’re rolling out a new rating criteria of at least 4.75. Starting January 2020, the rating criteria will increase to 4.85 or more. Get tips from drivers on how to improve.

If your rating stays below 4.75 after April 1, 2019, you’ll start to receive UberX or UberXL instead of Black or Black SUV trips.

New car criteria

  • Eligible until July 8, 2019
  • Eligible until January 13, 2020
  • Eligible until April 1, 2020
  • Shall remain eligible
  • Vehicles eligible to be onboarded to Uber Black and Black SUV

Improvements on the way

Over the coming months, you’ll get details on marketing efforts and product updates designed to address driver feedback and help increase Black and Black SUV trips.

Questions about these changes?

Get in-person support at your local Greenlight Hub. Find an Uber Greenlight Hub here.