Even if that was the case - go tell that to people spending days to perfect their vehicles in Automation before exporting - where is "human effort" even contemplated in the definition of "mod"? Not included in the vanilla installation of the game and not official game content = mod. No two ways about it. Anyway... Repository was littered with "mods" that required zero effort even before the Automation integration. In a way, I see Automation vehicles as an improvement.