Dominique Bonte

Dominique Bonte

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Facilities Net (2023-12-27)
“Technologies now exist to make net-zero energy feasible at scale,” says Dominique Bonte, vice president, End Markets, with ABI Research. “But the real estate ecosystem must continue collaborating across construction, policy, finance and technology to make it attractive and accessible for owners globally.”
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Build In (2023-12-21)
The number of net-zero energy buildings worldwide will experience significant expansion in the coming years, according to a new report from global technology intelligence firm, ABI Research. Driven by climate imperatives, policy support, and maturing technologies, the market is forecast to grow at a 29% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through to 2027, it says. Dominique Bonte, vice president, end markets at ABI Research, said:”With buildings accounting for over one-third of global energy consumption, the real estate sector is under mounting pressure to embrace net-zero. “Governments, corporations, and society at large recognise the pivotal role buildings play in reducing emissions and energy use.”
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Smart Buildings Technology (2023-12-21)
The number of net-zero energy buildings worldwide is forecasted to experience significant expansion in the coming years, according to a new report from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research. Driven by climate imperatives, policy support, and maturing technologies, the market is forecasted to grow at a 29% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2027. “With buildings accounting for over one-third of global energy consumption, the real estate sector is under mounting pressure to embrace net-zero,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president of end markets at ABI Research. “Governments, corporations, and society at large recognize the pivotal role buildings play in reducing emissions and energy use.”
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Boston Real Estate Times (2023-12-21)
The count of net-zero energy buildings worldwide will experience significant expansion in the coming years, according to a new report from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research. Driven by climate imperatives, policy support, and maturing technologies, the market is forecasted to grow at a 29% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2027. “With buildings accounting for over one-third of global energy consumption, the real estate sector is under mounting pressure to embrace net-zero,” explains Dominique Bonte, Vice President, End Markets at ABI Research. “Governments, corporations, and society at large recognize the pivotal role buildings play in reducing emissions and energy use.”
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Communications Today (2023-12-21)
The count of net-zero energy buildings worldwide will experience significant expansion in the coming years, according to a new report from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research. Driven by climate imperatives, policy support, and maturing technologies, the market is forecasted to grow at a 29% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2027. “With buildings accounting for over one-third of global energy consumption, the real estate sector is under mounting pressure to embrace net-zero,” explains Dominique Bonte, Vice President, End Markets at ABI Research. “Governments, corporations, and society at large recognize the pivotal role buildings play in reducing emissions and energy use.”
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Informed Infrastructure (2023-12-20)
The count of net-zero energy buildings worldwide will experience significant expansion in the coming years, according to a new report from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research. Driven by climate imperatives, policy support, and maturing technologies, the market is forecasted to grow at a 29% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2027. “With buildings accounting for over one-third of global energy consumption, the real estate sector is under mounting pressure to embrace net-zero,” explains Dominique Bonte, Vice President, End Markets at ABI Research. “Governments, corporations, and society at large recognize the pivotal role buildings play in reducing emissions and energy use.”
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RCR Wireless News (2023-12-12)
Statler is joined on the call with RCR Wireless by Dominique Bonte, in charge of global automotive and IoT research at the firm. He says: “The mobile industry has not really been able to monetise its investments in 5G, and is still seeking bandwidth for these metaverse-types of applications – which consumers, even enterprises, don’t really want to pay for. Ambient IoT offers massive improvements in efficiency. It doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The industry should be looking at these more structural longer-term opportunities.”
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RFID Journal (2023-12-05)
When it comes to the 5G Advanced plans, integrated sensing could be provided with the Ambient IoT technology. With the Release 19 vote, features such as integrated sensing are being considered not only for the coming 5G Advanced standard, but early 6G innovations as well, says Dominique Bonte, ABI Research’s end markets VP.
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Smart Cities World (2023-10-26)
"Though metaverse is undeniably overhyped and steeped in vagueness, the urban context offers interesting value, generating use cases and applications, ranging from seamless interaction of citizens with eGovernment services, virtual tourism, smart infrastructure design, planning and development and urban workforce enablement and enhancement,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president, verticals and end markets at ABI Research.
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Cities Today (2023-10-26)
Despite very few implementations today, technology intelligence firm ABI Research expects around 700 cities to have deployed some form of metaverse infrastructure by 2030. The analysis finds that these deployments will often be extensions of existing urban digital twins. Dominique Bonte, Vice President, Verticals & End Markets at ABI Research, said: “Though the metaverse is undeniably overhyped and steeped in vagueness, the urban context offers interesting value-generating use cases and applications, ranging from seamless interaction of citizens with e-government services, virtual tourism, smart infrastructure design, planning and development, and urban workforce enablement and enhancement.
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EE TImes Asia (2023-07-07)
“Both enterprises in general and industries more specifically will see their electricity consumption rise sharply as they embrace and adopt electrification across a wide range of equipment types and form factors including employee and commercial fleet electric vehicles, electric heating, ventilation and cooling systems, AGVs and mobile robots in warehouses and manufacturing plants, and electric heavy equipment and autonomous vehicles deployed at mining sites, ports, airports, and yards,” said Dominique Bonte, Vice President, Verticals & End Markets at ABI Research.
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Oil & Gas News (2023-06-21)
Escalating energy prices pose a formidable obstacle to businesses and industries worldwide. By 2023, those prices will surge to a global $1.73 trillion enterprise spend on electricity consumption (which considers the electrification acceleration of vehicle fleets and robots). As a result, businesses are compelled to reassess their energy purchase agreements with utilities, contemplate installing renewable microgrid systems, and prioritiSe energy efficiency. To do so, enterprises will spend a stunning $70 billion on smart energy solutions by 2030. In response, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research has launched its Smart Energy for Enterprises and Industries research service to guide businesses on navigating the globally disrupted energy markets, achieving energy independence, and transitioning to renewable energy via a range of cost-saving technologies and services including on-site micro-grids, battery storage, efficiency management platforms, and optimized purchase agreements. “Smart energy is no longer just the prerogative of centralized energy utilities. Enterprises and industries are assuming an increasingly important role in renewable energy generation. They are essentially becoming agents in the building and managing of collectively owned smart energy networks, assets, and solutions. Additionally, businesses will actively participate in new (renewable) energy markets, including trading on spot markets,” explains Dominique Bonte, Vice President, Verticals & End Markets at ABI Research
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Future IoT (2023-06-20)
Escalating energy prices pose a formidable obstacle to businesses and industries worldwide. By 2023, those prices will surge to a global US$1.73 trillion enterprise spend on electricity consumption (which considers the electrification acceleration of vehicle fleets and robots). As a result, businesses are compelled to reassess their energy purchase agreements with utilities, contemplate installing renewable microgrid systems, and prioritise energy efficiency. To do so, enterprises will spend a stunning US$70 billion on smart energy solutions by 2030. Dominique Bonte, vice president of verticals & end markets at ABI Research, says smart energy is no longer just the prerogative of centralized energy utilities.
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Facilities Management Briefing (2023-06-14)
Enterprises facing a staggering $1.73trillion global energy bill will spend $70bn on smart solutions by 2030 to achieve renewable power and energy independence. A report from ABI Research outlines how escalating energy prices pose a formidable obstacle to businesses and industries worldwide. By 2023, those prices will surge to a global $1.73 trillion enterprise spend on electricity consumption (which considers the electrification acceleration of vehicle fleets and robots). As a result, businesses are compelled to reassess their energy purchase agreements with utilities, contemplate installing renewable microgrid systems, and prioritise energy efficiency. To do so, enterprises will spend a the $70 billion on smart energy solutions by 2030. The research states that smart energy is no longer just the prerogative of centralised energy utilities. “Enterprises and industries are assuming an increasingly important role in renewable energy generation,” explained Dominique Bonte, Vice President, Verticals & End Markets at ABI Research. “They are essentially becoming agents in the building and managing of collectively owned smart energy networks, assets, and solutions. Additionally, businesses will actively participate in new (renewable) energy markets, including trading on spot markets,”
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Developing Telecoms (2023-04-13)
Speaking to Developing Telecoms, ABI Research verticals and end markets VP Dominique Bonte urged developing nations to upgrade their growing cities as it provides a route to what all less developed countries desire: becoming a developed nation. “One of the goals, one of the benefits of a smart city is to boost economic growth. You cannot grow and drive economies without having a smart infrastructure in place,” said Bonte.
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Smart Cities World (2023-03-15)
Worldwide investments in smart pole and smart corridor technologies are forecast to grow from $10.8bn in 2022 to more than $132bn in 2030, according to new research. Global technology intelligence firm ABI Research analysis indicates more than 10.8 million smart poles will have been installed by 2030, redefining smart urban infrastructure in the process. Smart urban infrastructure “The aging concept of smart cities has largely failed to deliver on its promises. New approaches are required in the form of more scalable, holistic, and effective solutions to transform smart urban infrastructure and accelerate its deployment,” said Dominique Bonte, VP end markets and verticals at ABI Research.
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Cities Today (2023-03-15)
ABI Research expects that more than 10.8 million smart poles will have been installed by 2030, stating that they “represent a cost-efficient, scalable and modular framework for deploying the whole spectrum of smart urban infrastructure.” Challenges “The ageing concept of smart cities has largely failed to deliver on its promises,” said Dominique Bonte, VP End Markets and Verticals at ABI Research.
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Forbes (2023-03-09)
The need to alleviate the growing imbalance between the care demands of an aging population and the capacity of the workforce dedicated to their care opens the potential for greater automation. At CES 2023, one player, Aeolus, introduced aeo, a new dual-arm robot that does simple monitoring tasks so care staff have more time to interact with patients. - Dominique Bonte, A B I Research
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Forbes (2023-02-16)
Article by Dominique Bonte
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Future IoT (2022-12-14)
“The single most important benefit of green urban infrastructure is its role in making cities more resilient. Resilient against the impact of climate change in terms of mitigating the effects of flooding, heat islands, drought, and other natural disasters on urban living,” says Dominique Bonte, VP for end markets and verticals at ABI Research.
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Smart Cities World (2022-12-13)
Home | News Green urban infrastructure spend to reach $978bn by 2030 Parks and green space 13 Dec 2022 by SmartCitiesWorld news team ABI Research said the single most important benefit of green urban infrastructure is its role in making cities more resilient against climate change impacts. LinkedIn Twitter Facebook The Ellinikon, part of the redeveloped Athens airport site, referenced by ABI in the report. Image courtesy: Sasaki The Ellinikon, part of the redeveloped Athens airport site, referenced by ABI in the report. Image courtesy: Sasaki Global public and private investment levels in green urban infrastructure are expected to increase from $606bn in 2022 to $978bn in 2030 across a wide range of green assets, according to new research. The extent of this includes city parks, urban forests, blue spaces such as ponds and lakes, rooftop gardens, green walls and buildings, and pedestrianised green streets as part of new urban concepts. Neom Regreening Example projects from global technology intelligence firm ABI Research’s Green Urban Infrastructure report are the green makeover of the Champs Élysées in Paris for the 2024 Olympics (€250m); the redevelopment of the former Athens International Airport into the Metropolitan Park and Coastal Front (€8bn); and the Neom Regreening and Saudi Green Initiatives ($187bn). Other examples include Madrid’s Nuevo Norte Urban Forest, Melbourne’s Green Infrastructure Plan, Bangkok’s Benchakitti Forest Park (covering an area of 0.7km2), and Boston’s Green New Deal. “Green infrastructure offers the combined advantage of functioning as natural reservoirs for excess stormwater and excessive heat due to its innate water absorption and heat storage capabilities” “The single most important benefit of green urban infrastructure is its role in making cities more resilient. Resilient against the impact of climate change in terms of mitigating the effects of flooding, heat islands, drought, and other natural disasters on urban living,” said Dominique Bonte, VP end markets and verticals at ABI Research. “Green infrastructure offers the combined advantage of functioning as natural reservoirs for excess stormwater and excessive heat due to its innate water absorption and heat storage capabilities. Both substantially reduce flooding of vulnerable inhabited areas and the number and severity of heat islands.”
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Forbes (2022-11-22)
Article by Jon Collins for Dom Bonte
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Forbes (2022-11-16)
Providing Personal Assistance For The Elderly There is a need for tools to help a swelling elderly population by giving them the ability to live safe, rewarding lives on their own. The ability of robotic devices powered by artificial intelligence to provide physical and social stimulation and interaction will make them an increasingly valuable tool, especially where they are part of integrated healthcare provision. - Dominique Bonte, ABI Research
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Smart pole installation forecast to reach 11 million by 2030 (2022-10-26)
“The relevance of smart poles for smart cities is huge. They offer an efficient, scalable, and modular framework for deploying the whole spectrum of smart urban infrastructure, ranging from 5G small cells and wifi hotspots to surveillance and traffic cameras, signage and information displays, air quality and flood monitoring solutions, and charging points for two- and four-wheel vehicles, drones, and handsets including renewable energy generation,” said Dominique Bonte, VP end markets and verticals at ABI Research.
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Future IoT (2022-07-25)
Smart cities technologies will be a critical asset in a city’s decarbonisation strategies in their bid to significantly cut down on carbon emissions, according to a recent study by ABI Research. "Technologies such as digital twins, smart streetlights, micro-grids, computer vision, smart city management platforms, and micro-mobility are all growing in popularity and can help with decarbonisation," said Dominique Bonte, vice president for verticals and end markets at ABI Research.
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Forbes (2022-07-21)
Article by Dom Bonte/Adhish Luitel
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Laser Focus World (2022-05-12)
Consider, for instance, what the growing prospect of autonomy could mean for guidance technologies like LiDAR that are quickly gaining steam—and for good reason. In its report, Demystifying LiDAR: IoT And Automotive Applications, Industries, And Business Models, ABI Research notes, with reserved optimism, LiDAR is ideally positioned to add the vital “third opinion” to the current camera-radar mix once the human driver is taken out of the loop. “LiDAR technology and its supplier ecosystem will continue to evolve in two important respects. First, the shift from mechanical to solid-state LiDAR sensor technology will drive lower price levels, ultimately dropping below US$500, higher manufacturing scalability, and lower maintenance levels due to reduced tear and wear,” says Dominique Bonte, managing director and vice president at ABI Research. “Second, the LiDAR supplier ecosystem, currently consisting of more than 100 players, will mature and consolidate to between 10 to 20 key players by 2030.”
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Cities Today (2021-11-22)
Dominique Bonte, VP End Markets and Verticals at ABI Research, said the investment projections are based on a strong increase in announcements about new city projects and concepts, driven by issues such as the urgent need to address climate change, and the “digitalisation of lifestyles”, which has been accelerated by Covid-19. Other factors cited include a growing focus on equity and inclusiveness, scalable economic development, and more affordable living. “The very concept of cities will change profoundly and structurally,” Bonte commented.
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Smart Cities World (2021-11-15)
Home | News Smart city infrastructure investment to reach $375bn by 2030 News 12 Nov 2021 by SmartCitiesWorld news team According to ABI Research, investment in transformative solutions will be driven by new urban visions and point the way to more humanised, sustainable and resilient cities. LinkedIn Twitter Facebook The urban concepts propose fundamentally new infrastructure templates for city living The urban concepts propose fundamentally new infrastructure templates for city living Investments in urban infrastructure aimed at implementing new visions for cities will reach $375bn by 2030 as cities invest in brownfield and greenfield projects, according to research. ABI Research said just as global urbanisation will continue unabated, it is equally clear that current concepts of urban living and infrastructure are neither sustainable nor scalable from “an environmental impact, resilience, cost, and humanised living perspective”. New urban visions The analyst reckons the status quo of polluted, hazardous, and gridlocked cities is beginning to change and its Future Urbanisation Concepts application analysis highlights new urban visions and technologies that could transform how society thinks of cities. “The very concept of cities will change profoundly and structurally,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president end markets and verticals at ABI Research, supporting the view by citing new urban visions such as The Line in Saudi Arabia and Telosa in the US that propose fundamentally new infrastructure templates for city living based on green, pedestrianised, and 20-minute neighbourhoods. Typically, such cities will be served by on-demand mobility, retail, healthcare, and delivery robots, while banning traditional transportation, energy, and utilities layers to underground levels.
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GCN (2021-11-10)
“The arrival of 5G-enabled edge cloud capabilities will further facilitate the sharing and monetization of mission-critical, low-latency data, enabling remote and automated traffic management, driverless transportation, and emergency response management,” Dominique Bonte, vice president of end markets at ABI Research said in an August press release. “It will drive the value of connected infrastructure and asset data to around $2 billion by 2030 globally.”
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EE Times Asia (2021-11-09)
With the autonomous car market now not expected to take off until well into the second half of this decade, LiDAR suppliers are actively exploring many new use cases across various non-automotive verticals such as Smart Cities, Security, and Industrial Automation. These markets are primed to leverage LiDAR’s inherent advantages of robustness in outdoor environments, reliability, range, and 3D resolution compared with other sensors such as camera, radar, and infrared sensors. Moreover, these IoT markets have less concentrated ecosystems representing both much larger addressable markets in terms of the number of potential buyers and more promising profit margins compared with automotive,” explained Dominique Bonte, Vice President, End Markets and Verticals, at ABI Research.
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Future IoT (2021-11-04)
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor technology, initially developed and positioned for three-dimensional (3D) map making, surveying, and autonomous driving, is now ready for deployment in several Internet of Things (IoT) markets and verticals. According to ABI Research, the total installed based of LiDAR sensors in smart cities, security, and industry verticals will reach 16 million by 2030, higher than the 13 million LiDAR sensors to be installed in vehicles during the same time period. This coincides with technological innovation, such as the shift from mechanical to solid-state LiDAR sensors and the maturity of 3D perception software that enable the integration into and the automation of a growing number of important processes and applications. “This extends the opportunity for LiDAR manufacturers to not only serve highly competitive, concentrated, and price-sensitive markets like automotive, but also several large IoT markets, such as security, smart cities, and industrial automation, characterized by a larger and more diversified end-customer base,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president for End Markets and Verticals, ABI Research. In a recent whitepaper entitled “Demystifying LiDAR: IoT and Automotive Applications, Industries, and Business Models”, the technology intelligence firm explores how the unique features and benefits of LiDAR technology will drive innovation and value across industry segments.
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Electronic Specifier (2021-11-03)
ABI Research has released its automotive industry whitepaper, which covers a multitude of points related to connected vehicles, such as the various wireless technologies that are needed to see the next generation of automotive connectivity. Available on the link below, ABI Research's whitepaper, 'The Future of Auomotive Connectivity', chiefly focuses on the future of the connected car and how key wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, will facilitate "new innocative use cases within and around the vehicle".
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Mobile ID World (2021-11-02)
ABI Highlights Non-automotive Uses of LiDAR Technology November 2, 2021 ABI Research is advising LiDAR developers to focus on non-automotive use cases in the immediate future. Self-driving vehicles are still expected to be one of the primary applications of LiDAR technology in the long-term, but that market will take several years to reach maturity, so smart city and industrial applications will offer more opportunities in the next few years.
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VentureBeat (2021-09-13)
“As a consequence, lidar is often used in combination with other sensors to enable high-quality and high-reliability sensor fusion, especially in the automotive environment,” ABI Research analyst Dominique Bonte told VentureBeat. Meanwhile, much-watched Tesla’s ability to offer some self-driving capabilities without using lidar has also squeezed the market for lidar, ABI smart mobility and automotive analyst Maite Bezerra said.
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Enterprise IoT Insights (2021-08-11)
A special report featuring Dom Bonte
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Specification Online (2021-08-10)
Digital Twin technology is expected to lead the way in transforming our cities, savings billions in running costs, and assisting towards net-zero targets. A new report by global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, says the cost benefits alone could be worth over £200bn by 2030 through using Digital Twins for more efficient urban planning. "Digital Twins will become the ultimate tool for city governments to design, plan and manage their connected infrastructure and assets in an efficient and cost-effective way,” said Dominique Bonte, Vice President End Markets at ABI Research. “Cost savings can be obtained in key areas, such as energy and utilities, transportation, safety and security, and infrastructure (roads/buildings). However, urban digital twins also offer many other advantages in terms of supporting and improving sustainability, circularity, decarbonization, and the overall quality of urban living.”
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Construction Week Online (2021-08-03)
A new report by global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, says the cost benefits alone could be worth $280 billion by 2030 through using Digital Twins for more efficient urban planning. "Digital Twins will become the ultimate tool for city governments to design, plan and manage their connected infrastructure and assets in an efficient and cost-effective way,” said Dominique Bonte, VP end markets at ABI Research.
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Smart Cities World (2021-07-29)
ABI Research reckons digital twins will become the ultimate tool for city governments to design, plan and manage their connected infrastructure and achieve cost-savings of $280bn by 2030.
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GovTech (2021-07-09)
“In the longer term, cities have to think how to redesign public space to accommodate the many new mobility paradigms, (such as) converting traditional roads and parking spaces to semi-pedestrianized areas accessible for delivery and people drop-offs,” wrote Dominique Bonte, a vice president and managing director for ABI Research, in an email to Government Technology. “This is very much how new visionary urban design concepts are conceived — moving cars underground and turning cities into pedestrianized areas while still accommodating driverless delivery and micromobility. Main additional drivers underlining these trends are the need for improved air quality, decarbonization, and human-scale urban living.” In Bonte’s view, Lacuna can help with all that work thanks to several factors. “Until recently, city governments simply lacked the data and the tools to manage and regulate these new forms of mobility,” Bonte wrote. “This is where Lacuna comes in with a standardized and open framework to collect and share usage data allowing cities to adapt or issue new legislation and/or licensing requirements; companies like Uber have opposed making data from their clients available based on privacy requirements.”
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GovTech Review (2021-02-16)
Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research has found that there are currently over 13,000 microcities globally. Microcity clusters are generally located in and around airports, ports, international rail stations, venues, malls, corporate and university campuses, office parks, and other highly concentrated urban zones. Microcity clusters are dense aggregators of economic and social life and, although COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of these dense urban clusters, their role as engines of economic growth will remain unchallenged, according to ABI Research. Dominique Bonte, VP End Markets and Verticals at ABI Research, predicts that microcities will remain hotbeds for urban technology innovation. Common technologies deployed across all microcity types include smart cameras and biometrics, robotics and automation, digital signage, private Wi-Fi and 5G networks.
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Cities Today (2021-02-12)
A new study from ABI research has identified at least 13,000 microcities around the world. It is the first time the analyst firm has quantified these dense urban developments, which include the areas in and around large airports, ports, international rail stations, venues, office parks, malls, and corporate and university campuses. They also incorporate industrial zones and the mini cities which are emerging such as Tencent’s internet-inspired employee campus in Shenzhen, Toyota’s Woven City and Sidewalk Labs’ now abandoned plan for a smart city development in Toronto. “We have seen for a long time a huge interest in the technology for airports, ports, shopping malls, venues and campuses,” said Dominique Bonte, VP End Markets and Verticals at ABI Research. “A lot of tech investments seem to be directed towards microcities. They are the focal points of economic activity, social activity and city life in general.”
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Smart Cities World (2021-02-05)
Research by ABI finds that a wide range of smart cities technology vendors and service providers are focusing product and solution strategies on one or more microcity types.
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Technology for You (2021-02-05)
Current cities are very much dominated by microcity clusters – dense aggregations of economic and social life. Microcity clusters are in and around airports, ports, international rail stations, venues, malls, corporate and university campuses, office parks, and other highly concentrated urban zones. Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research finds there are currently over 13,000 microcities globally. While Covid-19 has exposed the vulnerability of dense urban clusters, their role as engines of economic growth will remain unchallenged, despite categories like malls, which are expected to decline in specific regions due to the accelerated adoption of digital lifestyles, such as e-Commerce. “In any case, microcities will remain hotbeds for urban technology innovation,” says Dominique Bonte, VP End Markets and Verticals at ABI Research. “Common technologies deployed across all microcity types include smart cameras and biometrics, robotics and automation, digital signage, private Wi-Fi and 5G networks, and micro-grids. They allow addressing specific challenges related to people flow management, access and security, overall customer experience, and environmental impact while generating cost savings through maximizing operational efficiencies.”
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Meeting of the Minds (2021-01-25)
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, companies around the world quickly reimagined their business models and adopted digital technologies to help their operations continue. But companies weren’t alone in changing the way they operate. “COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way governments and other stakeholders approach planning and operating cities as well,“ says Dominique Bonte, managing director and vice president of end markets research at technology research firm ABI Research. Regional and national governments, too, he said, are considering how data consolidated from many cities could improve their responses on larger scales. “We’ve been talking about the need to develop smart cities for several years, but it’s almost as if we needed a crisis like COVID-19 to shock leaders into realizing the importance of making them a reality,” Bonte said. “Most national and local governments were woefully underprepared to deal with a pandemic, and their disorganized and improvised approach has caused socioeconomic, health and other ramifications. “Unfortunately, we’re likely to face many more crises in the future, so building resilience should be top of mind whenever cities invest in anything, whether it be new technologies, developing citizen services, designing transportation networks, constructing public buildings and residential properties, or something else. Everything should be connected, flexible, scalable and designed with multiple use ca
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Technical Review Middle East (2021-01-21)
The number of urban Digital Twins to exceed 500 by 2025, and that implementation will expand beyond limited pilots to widespread multi-purpose deployments, according to ABI Research CityzenithCityzenith’s Digital Twin software SmartWorldPro2. (Image source: Cityzenith) The latest quarterly report from ABI Research entitled smart cities and smart spaces positions Cityzenith alongside Bentley Systems and Microsoft as businesses best placed to capitalise in this expanding market. It is estimated that the Digital Twin market will grow from US$3.8bn in 2019, to US$35.8bn per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%, according to Markets & Markets Digital Twin report. Dominique Bonte, vice-president, End Markets at ABI Research, said, “Real-time 3D models of cities-built environment allow scenario analysis through the simulation of the potential impact of natural disasters like flooding, generative design principles for new city developments (which optimize) energy savings and solar capacity, and saving costs by operating cities more efficiently and effectively.”
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AiThority (2021-01-19)
Dominique Bonte, Vice President, End Markets at ABI Research, said: “Real-time 3D models of cities-built environment allow scenario analysis through the simulation of the potential impact of natural disasters like flooding, [adoption of] generative design principles for new city developments [which optimise] energy savings and solar capacity, and saving costs by operating cities more efficiently and effectively.”
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Spatial Source (2021-01-14)
The need to adapt to Covid-19 will accelerate expansion of digital twin and smart city technologies, according to a new report from ABI Research. Titled Smart Cities and Smart Spaces, the report found that a need to increase resilience and optimise resource management in light of the Covid-19 pandemic will be a key driver in the uptake of digital twins over the next five years. The researchers estimate that the market for digital twins will grow from $US3.8 billion in 2019 to $US35.8 billion per year by 2025. The report also projects that by 2025, the number of urban digital twins globally will be over 500 and that implementation will expand to widespread, multi-purpose deployments from pilot projects. Dominique Bonte, Vice President, End Markets at ABI Research noted that since the first digital twins were deployed in cities such as Singapore around three years ago, features have quickly expanded to enable a much wider range of application areas including infrastructure coverage planning and green infrastructure management.
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GovTech Review (2021-01-13)
City digital twin deployments are projected to exceed 500 by 2025, according to the Smart Cities and Smart Spaces quarterly update report from ABI Research. Widespread deployment of digital twins as multipurpose urban decision and management tools is imminent, largely driven by COVID-19 requirements in terms of achieving increased resilience levels and optimised asset and demand-response resource management, according to the research. Dominique Bonte, Vice President End Markets at ABI Research, notes that real-time 3D models of a city’s built environment enable scenario analysis through the simulation of the potential impact of natural disasters, adopt generative design principles for new city developments, and optimise energy savings and solar capacity.
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Smart Cities World (2021-01-06)
The installed base of digital twin deployments is expected to increase from a scattering of pilots showcasing limited capabilities to more than 500 cities by 2025 driven by urban use cases across vertical markets, new research finds. According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research’s Smart Cities and Smart Spaces quarterly update report, their widespread deployment as multi-purpose urban decision and management tools is now ‘imminent’. Resilience levels Key factors behind the growth include Covid-19 requirements in terms of achieving increased resilience levels and optimised asset and demand-response resource management. “The digital twin ecosystem system activity is growing quickly with more suppliers announcing more deployments in more cities,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president end markets at ABI Research.
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Traffic Technology Today (2020-12-04)
According to global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, shipments of smart AI-based ITS cameras are expected to grow from around 33,000 in 2020 to more than 155,000 in 2025. Smart AI-based cameras enable an increasing number of low latency mission-critical machine vision applications like pedestrian detection and alerting, and real-time surveillance in the ITS and the wider smart cities markets. Traffic management applications include adaptive traffic lights, vehicle prioritization and preemption, parking access and detection, and electronic tolling. “Shipments of smart AI-based ITS cameras are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 36% in the next five years. Camera system revenue will grow from US$46 million in 2020 to US$189 million in 2025,” says Dominique Bonte, VP of end markets at ABI Research. ”Advanced AI-capable processors featuring hardware acceleration for high-performance neural net software frameworks from silicon vendors like Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm are propelling smart cameras into the mainstream, offering more features and flexibility at lower price points compared with legacy traffic and electronic toll collection (ETC) sensors like magnetic loops and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).“ Meanwhile, the deployment of 5G and V2X connectivity allowing moving low lat
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Smart Cities World (2020-12-03)
BI Research reports that such cameras will transform traffic management by 2025, enabling an increasing number of low latency mission-critical machine vision applications like pedestrian detection and alerting, and real-time surveillance in the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and the wider smart cities markets. In the Edge Analytics Cloud Use Cases in Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation research report, traffic management applications include adaptive traffic lights, vehicle prioritisation and preemption, parking access and detection, and electronic tolling. “Camera system revenue will grow from US$46m in 2020 to US$189m in 2025,” said Dominique Bonte, vice president end markets at ABI Research. ”Advanced AI-capable processors featuring hardware acceleration for high-performance neural net software frameworks from silicon vendors like Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are propelling smart cameras into the mainstream, offering more features and flexibility at lower price points compared with legacy traffic and electronic toll collection (ETC) sensors like magnetic loops and radio frequency identification (RFID).”
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CoMotion News (2020-06-12)
“The wild west we’ve seen isn’t sustainable,” says Dominique Bonte, managing director of ABI Research. But Bonte and many others see, if not a full-scale return to the rapid expansion of 2018, a measured recovery. As the transit world adjusts to post-COVID realities, the same pitch the micromobility industry has used since it began—a more flexible, sustainable, car-free, last-mile transit solution—makes shared bikes and scooter an even more “vital part of the mobility mix,” says Bonte. Seeing a mid-year shutdown turn into a resurgent fall may be an unexpected silver lining for startups.
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Smart Cities World (2020-05-07)
Dominique Bonte, vice president, end markets, at ABI Research, highlighted that many of the measures taken by city governments during Covid-19 have been decided on-the-fly requiring high levels of improvisation. She added, though, that this has resulted in a rich “laboratory type learning experience” in terms of how to take advantage of the inherent flexibility of technologies to address emergency situations and challenges linked to demand-response management of assets and services.
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Smart Energy International (2019-11-18)
ABI Research has released a new whitepaper analysing the global smart cities market. The whitepaper 5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter reveals and discusses technologies and approaches helping smart cities to combat a growing list of challenges. Real-time modelling (digital twins of entire cities), and the automated, generative design of urban environments, both brownfield and greenfield. “Modeling cities and optimising operations through digital twins is great; designing them from scratch with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools is better,” says Dominique Bonte, vice president of ABI Research.
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Smart Industry (2019-11-13)
Smart cities should embrace new technologies and approaches to combat a growing list of challenges, states global tech market advisory firm ABI Research. They just released a new whitepaper called „5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter“. In it, ABI Research identifies five urban strategy shifts that will allow smart cities to become surprisingly smarter:
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Fleet News (2019-11-12)
ABI Research, the transport strategy company, has identified its top five developments for ways cities around the world are getting smarter. The company’s free new whitepaper, 5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter, offers up terminology like digital twins and urban modeling, resilient cities, circular cities, micro-mobility, and smart spaces, as the top phrases and developments that will be coming up in transport planner meetings around the world. Dominique Bonte, vice president at ABI Research, said cities have faced challenges like congestion, pollution, and safety for decades, and most have a plan to combat them.
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Autonomous Vehicle Technology (2019-11-11)
In its new whitepaper, "5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter," ABI Research identified digital twins and urban modeling, resilient cities, circular cities, micro-mobility, and smart spaces as the five new urban strategy shifts that will make smart cities smarter.
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Smart Cities Dive (2019-11-11)
As cities embrace new technologies and approaches to combat challenges, a new white paper from ABI Research, 5 Ways Cities Are Getting Smarter, examines the top strategy shifts that are currently making cities more advanced and efficient.
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Smart Cities World (2019-11-08)
Only by using advanced technologies such as urban modelling tools and artificial intelligence will cities be able to address the new round of challenges they face, says ABI Research. n its new whitepaper, 5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter, ABI Research highlights that while smart city tech investments will reach over $61 billion globally in 2026, most of the expenditure will be for incremental improvements. “It is an illusion to believe that adding just a shallow layer of IoT (Internet of Things) technology to legacy urban environments will allow cities to address the urban challenges of the future, ranging from the provision of sustainable energy to the adoption of smart mobility and the construction of resilient cities,” says Dominique Bonte, vice president at ABI Research.
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Smart Cities World (2019-09-11)
Digital twins could form the "end game" for optimum smart city design News 11 Sep 2019 by SmartCitiesWorld news team Research finds that urban digital twinning and city modelling technology is having a transformative effect on how cities are designed, monitored, and managed. LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Digital twinning technology can transform how cities are designed, monitored and managed Digital twinning technology can transform how cities are designed, monitored and managed Urban modelling and digital twins, in particular, will form the “end game” of the smart cities journey to optimised design and the ultra-efficient operation of entire cities, according to ABI Research. Its research findings reveal that the installed base of urban digital twin and city modelling deployments will rise from a handful to more than 500 by 2025. The global tech market advisory firm said the technology is helping to transform how cities are designed, monitored, and managed and optimising the holistic performance of cities across verticals in terms of energy management, mobility, resilience, sustainability, and economic growth. Combining technologies Digital twins combine spatial modelling of the urban built environment, modelling of electrical and mechanical systems based on mathematical descriptions or deep learning informed training, and real-time sensor data derived from IoT platform solutions. Cities having deployed digital twins to date include Newcastle, Rotterdam, Boston, New York, Singapore, Stockholm, Helsinki, Jaipur, and Amaravati. Amaravati, the new capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, is thought to be the first entire city born with a digital twin with a 3D prototype of the city having been built using Cityzenith’s Smart World Pro software. “Originally developed for industrial systems, the digital twin concept is now spreading to the smart cities environment,” says Dominique Bonte, vice president end markets at ABI Research. “However, it won’t be a single Uber-like digital twin for an entire city but rather an aggregation and integration of domain-specific digital twins for systems like smart buildings, traffic infrastructure, energy grids, and water management.”
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Consumer Technology Association's i3 (2019-07-24)
Dominique Bonte – managing director and vice president responsible for global automotive and IoT (Internet of Things) research at ABI Research in Brussels, Belgium – envisions a world where driverless cars are “the only type of traffic" allowed. The reason, he offers, is cities’ struggles with congestion and air pollution. Many cities in Europe have already implemented emissions zones where diesel and older, dirtier gasoline-powered cars are banned, he says. Eventually they’ll be restricted to EVs (electric vehicles), “and of course the move to driverless shared vehicles is the logical next step, reducing the number of vehicles, reducing congestion and increasing safety,” Bonte says. The link between shared self-driving vehicles and electrification is critical, he emphasizes, because only 2% of vehicles sold worldwide were electric in 2018 and EVs accounted for only 0.4% of cars on roads globally. Without a solid consumer base, the only way to grow EV sales will be through cities mandating EVs as part of shared driverless fleets, he says.
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Twice/CES (2019-01-23)
The sharing economy can also play a role in improving urban resilience, said Dominique Bonte, managing director and VP of ABI Research. San Jose, Calif., partnered with Airbnb on a program to provide on-demand “disaster hosting” to emergency workers and residents displaced by fires or other natural disasters. The app is rolling out similar emergency hosting programs across the country.
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The Smithsonian Magazine (2018-10-22)
But the 530e is a hybrid, points out Dominique Bonte, an auto industry analyst with ABI Research. It’s got a small, 9.2 kWh battery, one that can be charged in a couple hours via WiTricity technology, but has just a 16-mile range. Wireless charging, even at the 90 percent efficiency that WiTricity has been able to achieve, is still relatively slow. Look at Tesla, for example: A Model S comes with either a 100 or a 75 kWh battery, and the WiTricity system puts out somewhere around 11 kW, which means it could take an entire day to fully charge a Tesla. Thus, the company has chosen to focus on its Superchargers, which can deliver a much faster charge. “You cannot support the same power transfers wirelessly and with fixed charging stations,” says Bonte. “That’s not going to change, they kind of admit. It will go a little higher, maybe 20, 30 kW, but it won’t support 50 to 60 kW. That’s not even foreseen in the standard.” However, he also points out that the vast majority of EV usage would not require a full charge each night — full batteries are only really required for long trips. “In such an environment, in such a car-as-a-service environment, wireless charging would actually almost become a necessity,” says Bonte.
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