- Feb 14, 2019
A network connectivity issue left around 150 people stuck inside the High Roller Observation Wheel that overlooks the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend.
Can anyone explain why a safety system would shut down the ride over a network connectivity issue? Wouldn't there be a redundant backup system in place to quickly evacuate the ride in the event that the primary fails?
My guess is this is a communications system that lets the central computer system know what's going on with each car, when one went out the system assumes the worst case scenario. However, from unverified other sources, there are claims some cars had passengers tilting onto each other as they were not leveling out.
Something just doesn't add up to me...