I noticed just starting a few days ago, I no longer have to re-group with my prospecting vehicles any longer after I dock, move and undock. This is a huge time saver especially when I use a Droid to do most of my prospecting on.
Just curious, where are changes like this posted? I tried reading the news and forums, but I don't see any mention of any recent changes made.
Updates to the features are posted in the Sim News. Occasionally these updates are delayed behind the release, or sometimes such 'features' are really bugs.
What you describe I would say is likely to be a bug, considering that there was a bug upon the sync that allowed BFF-1s and others to squad up together. Post it on the bug base, and if it is supposed to be a feature they will tell you.