I’m not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but I thought I would note it down for reference. I was on the mission where you have to transport the special passenger who is being chased by people that want them very, very dead. I had my autopilot path locked in to take me to the jump gate. On the way I took two torpedo hits which knocked out my Nav and Sensors. But somehow the attacks stopped. After making repairs and turning everything back on I discovered the the Autopilot had successfully navigated me to the Jump gate and docked me before I could be completely destroyed by the attackers. Then I was able to Jump out as normal. Many thanks to the Autopilot for saving my ship!
I’m not sure which system the autopilot is tied to, but I guess as long as your Reactor/Battery, RCS, and Engine are working, it will still get your where you’re going, even if everything else is knocked out. Which is actually really cool, but I don’t know if it’s intended.