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"I've been very obsessive about writing science fiction for far too many years. Anyone with an ounce of sense would have given up years ago."
- Charles Stross

Auto Course-Finding Pilot  
  A device that not only pilots the craft, but will also plot out a course for you.  

...he herded Chuck into the parked hopper; its landing lights glowed and its turbine buzzed faintly... He reached up to turn on the auto course-finding pilot.
From Clans of the Alphane Moon, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Ace Books in 1964
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I do not yet have an automatic pilot for my car; but it does have an auto course-finding feature. In fact, I get a choice of routes.

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