I'd like to say that some process will continue for a long time without the need for much external guidance. Colloquially, I would say something like
The process is on autopilot.
Is there a non-verbose way to say this without resorting to slang?
"(of a vehicle) navigated and maneuvered by a computer, without a need for human control or intervention under normal road conditions: autonomous vehicle."
The process is autonomous.