WAYNE, PA — A Pennsylvania mother gave birth in her car while it was on autopilot on the way to the hospital, according to multiple reports.
Her husband put their Tesla into self-driving mode so he could help deliver their child before they arrived, according to the Today Show.
Yiran Sherry, 33, of Wayne, had her water break while she was doing laundry one September morning, reports state, and her and her husband Keating and their young child Rafa headed for the hospital.
However, they hit rush hour traffic on their way to Paoli Hospital, the Daily Mail reports. As Yiran recounts:
“We assumed we were going to make it. I remember telling Keating, ‘I think her head is coming out. I think her heading is coming out.’ But I was so focused on the map, where we are on the screen. Also, I’m like, ‘Should I push or hold it? Should I push or hold it? What should I do?’ I just felt like I think I’m supposed to push with each contraction. That’s how all the movies and TV shows do it.”
Keating reportedly said he was still focused on the road with autopilot on but was able to offer some assistance as the baby was delivered, arriving just as they pulled into the hospital and bringing the “surreal” experience to an unexpectedly speedy close.
The child, Maeve, was born healthy. Nurses at the hospital quickly had another name for her: “Tesla baby.”