I just wondered because it seems like it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility.
The first autopilot dates back to 1912, with the use of gyroscopes. The concept had been well established in people's understanding with things like 'cruise control' and 'autopilot on commercial aircraft' long before the SD timeline diverged. The presence of autonomous automation is obvious in just about every aspect of the workings of the city. There's autonomous holograms that answer your questions, autonomous clone tanks that recombine your body and inject your memories, and autonomous surgery rigs that take your spleen out at the order of a doctor.
I've figured out some routes and know I'm not the only person who has and then can just paste that in as long as there isn't much traffic. Of course, the popup on the screen shows you taking a look at your surroundings before you turn in said directions so it could be that Withmore Hope just wants to fuck with you. *wink*
Autopilot replaces the need for RP (information gathering, hiring a guide, hiring a pilot) with an automated, coded machine. Is that really the direction you guys want to take it?
Like how Slither described it so you choose a destination and you get taken automatically there?
If so, and not like cruise control, then I'm totally against it. I hated with a passion that WOW ended up doing that. You get a quest in WOW and click the next step and you don't need to do anything except be taken to the area you needed to be in.
I hate that.
Cruise control, like copy/pasting the directions(which you already explored and know) into the client box, fine. But the game automatically taking me to somewhere I don't know how to get to? No. I don't like that.