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Automation is "the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process".  This includes, but is not limited to, most of the processes involved in car manufacturing, and many ways that computer programs are applied.
: New Oxford American Dictionary
This depends on how we will program it. It definitely can be autonomous, even now, we have some autonomous vehicles or flight control systems and many more.
Even though it's possible to build such systems, it may be better if they actively ask humans for supervision, for example in cases where they are uncertain what to do.
Unanswered canonical questions
Will superintelligence make a large part of humanity unemployable?
Some economists say human wants are infinite, and there will always be new and currently unimaginable kinds of jobs for people to do.
Others say this won't be true if AGI can do _anything_ human minds can do.