In current Smart City implementations, the cameras and other devices send the data into cloud data centers. There the data are analyzed, and models are created and improved.
Already now more and more computation is done on singe devices at the edge of the network to decrease cloud dependencies and to address challenges such as data security and privacy, high costs and high transmission latency. However, specific hardware requirements for edge devices as well as computational capacity limitations of these devices make current edge computing systems less affordable and still highly cloud dependent.
erera offers the first opportunistic edge computing. Thus computation resources across devices can be utilized by pooling them on demand. Through erera, city operators can benefit from computational capacity and SaaS solutions comparable to that of clouds while maintaining edge computing advantages.