World’s first Tesla Baby was born
A lady gave birth inside a Tesla model in the USA while Tesla was on autopilot. This happened in Philadelphia on September 9, is being considered as the World’s first Tesla baby.
Ms Yiran Sherry, 33, and her husband Keating Sherry, 34, were taking their three-year-old elder son to pre-school when the incident occurred.
Ms Sherry’s water broke when the car was waiting in traffic. The couple realised that they may not be able to make it to the hospital on time as Yiran Sherry’s contractions were increasing rapidly and the traffic seems stuck for long.
Keating Sherry switched Tesla to autopilot mode and the destination was set to the nearest hospital.
He then began attending to his wife.
“She was squeezing my hand to the point where I thought she was going to shatter it. I was [saying] ‘Yiran, OK, focus on your breathing.’ That was advice to myself, as well. My adrenaline was pumping,” Keating Sherry told the Inquirer.
Ms Sherry said that the 20-minute drive to the hospital was agonising and that she kept glancing at the GPS to check the estimated arrival time.
The baby, Maeve, was born just as the car arrived at the hospital. The nurses cut the umbilical cord at the front seat of the car.
Maeve became a hit with the nurses, who kept referring to her as the ‘Tesla baby’, according to the People magazine. At one point, the couple even considered naming the baby Tess.