Auto-aiming is a feature that all pods have. It allows your pod to always be initially aimed toward your opponent. This is done by just quickly pressing the pod button. This technique contrasts to manual aiming, which lets you direct the direction of your pod. Auto-aiming is most effective with direct-fire pods.
It's worth noting that the neutral and foward shot on the Double Wave Pod are different. However not all pods are auto-aim proficient. Some pods such as a Throwing Pod may have a preset attack at which point the commander will have to choose carefully when developing a strategy with these peculiar pods.