Autopilot When Joystick Driving is activated, the Autopilot turns on simultaneously. The driver steers the boat by moving the Joystick. When the Joystick is released, the Autopilot is engaged and keeps a forward course. The set course can easily be changed on the Autopilot with a slight turn of the Joystick. 1: Course adjustment. 2: Steering. 3: Joystick driving on/off.