Ask a commercial airline pilot about using autopilot and you will likely get a thumbs up sign. What's not to like? It's like cruise control in your car, only better. You don't even have stay at the wheel of the plane's controls.
That's the dream many carmakers are striving to make come true, but as we noted in one previous post, fully autonomous vehicles remain something of a bridge too far for now in Illinois and elsewhere. As that post related, questions of safety remain unanswered.