What type of transitions? Scroll or crossfade? I created 3 versions of tabs with interactions (no autoplay):
fade cover overlay
I have seen a script to prevent interruption, but ran out of time and haven't been able to get it to work yet.
Also, if the slider is set to auto-play, the script bartekkustra wrote will goto a given slide, but not prevent the progression of the interval timer. You could easily add a script property for the hover - the issue would be knowing what hook to use to temporarily pause / halt playback when you are over the button and resume on roll out.
I think if it is just 3 tabs an interactions approach would work, but you would have to script the loop timing manually with offsets. - or if a vertical or horizontal scroll would work this could be very easy with interactions.