An autopilot system is used whenever a pilot is unable to fly the starship. It isn’t as good at avoiding attacks as a living pilot, but it is better than nothing. Larger vessels have more adaptive autopilot systems than the smaller ships, although this increased sophistication doesn’t outweight the penalties associated with the ship’s larger sizes.
An autopilot system provides an equipment bonus to the starship’s Defense depending on the ship’s size: Large = +1, Huge: +2, Capitol = +3, Dreadnaught = +4. This bonus apples only when the autopilot system is engaged.
Purchase DC: 5 + one-quarter the hull purchase DC of the starship.