Auto Volkswagen in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars Updated : April 30, 2018 04:53 PM IST Volkswagen will also jointly buy some new cars with Didi to allow the Chinese company to expand its fleet. The growing popularity of ride-hailing services for commuting and running errands in congested cities such as Beijing and Shanghai is showing early signs of reducing private car ownership. Volkswagen's partnership with Didi is the first known project Didi has begun pursuing as part of a broad alliance the Chinese company recently formed with 31 automakers and parts suppliers. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.