The autopilot is a built in system included in every ship in EVE. When a course is set, and the autopilot activated by clicking on the A button when in space, the ship's warp core is automatically locked to the gravity well of the next Stargate and activated. Due to technical and safety concerns, the autopilot can only warp a ship to 15km of the gate, where the ship must proceed to the gate at sublight speeds. Once within jump range of the stargate, the autopilot will activate the gate, and repeat the process until it has reached its destination, or a predetermined waypoint. Destinations are selected a system you have saved as a link or by searching the system database using the search function in the Autopilot interface or map views.
Autopilot settings are located on the route planner when you are in space. To open the route planner, click on the letter A by the word Destination. By default, it will avoid low-sec space and travel on past each waypoint until reaching the final destination. It will also avoid the Jita system.
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