This does a good job explaining the business opportunity here and how it goes far beyond just building self-driving vehicles.
It's like cell phones - you get a one time small profit when you sell a customer a phone but then they pay you $50/month for the next few years for services. That's where the money is at.
Export Models have different mirrors as well which could be in that total. Right/Left Convex or Aspherical deepening on market type/requirements. They also may need to be larger to meet EU requirements (Current Edge as an example)
it says every trim gets black though.
So best I could figure would be this:
power folding or manual folding, which is 2.
360 camera system/no 360, that'd add another 2 variants, for 4.
memory/no memory - 6
auto-dimming/regular - 8
heated seems to be standard on the current model - not sure why it wouldn't be on the new one, so that's not a variable combo.....same with BLIS which was previously a combo. The approach lamps and LED turn signals were standard now too, which eliminates 4.
Although.........they may be including PIU variants in that total. Adding in all those variants for PIU models would add 8 for a total of 16.....I"m out of ideas.
We agree on many issues and I understand the issue of Dems and Repubs being very similiar on many issues. There is a big movement within the Dem party with progressives trying to take over the Dem party. My issue with Libertarians is their attitude of not caring for anyone but themselves. Ron Paul was asked one time what should be done to someone who has an accident and had chosen not to have medical insurance and his reply was let them die. Is that the kind of society you want to be a part of? Universal medical works very well in nations all over the world with cheaper costs and better outcomes than the U.S. Unions are a good thing they created the middle class so why do the rich and Republicans wage relentless wars on Unions? Because they can create a slave class that works for next to nothing and any political group that is against Unions is against working people. People in America work their whole lives to have a retirement and a decent life only to have it all taken away for medical bills or companies that steal their pensions. Libertarians are Repubs on steroids.