A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco

Create an illustration in a 3:2 aspect ratio, displaying a drivable vehicle with sensor equipment mounted on the roof, and symbolizing autonomous capability, in a positive, light-hearted, colorful style. The vehicle is parked on a street in a locale resembling San Francisco's Chinatown, with characteristic buildings and hanging lanterns in the background. There's a restless crowd milling about in the vicinity, some of the people are jumping on the car's hood and some are smashing the windshield. A small fire is kindling near the vehicle. Ensure the depiction is in a playful, non-threatening manner.

A driverless taxi operated by Waymo was attacked in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A person jumped on the hood and smashed the windshield, then a crowd gathered and covered the car in spray paint while breaking its windows. They ultimately set the car on fire. When the fire department arrived minutes later, the car was already fully engulfed in flames. Videos posted online show the burnt-out wreck of the electric Waymo Jaguar. There is tension between San Francisco residents and automated vehicles in the city following incidents where robotaxis have struck pedestrians or blocked traffic. This attack highlights the challenges autonomous vehicle companies face in dealing with vandalism and public opposition when deploying their technology.

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