I noticed a similar thing a bit back with my Kaminoan being able to "pilot" an escape pod (at least entering the cockpit and docking it) but given the limited activity I did, I thought it may have been intended (since I didn't try to actually pilot it anywhere so to speak). Given this topic, I guess I'm just reconfirming it, and as soon as I can root up my bugbase info I'll go post a bug over there about it, since it seems it actually may have been a flaw instead of a QoL allowment.
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I think Shuji and Fuikai need to be looked into :)