According to the developmental trend of modern automobile instrument, this paper puts forward a multifunctional digital instrument based on the embedded Linux system. The digital instrument panel consists of embedded microprocessor and contact screen, and it could not only receive and process all kinds of driving information from peripheral interface and display the results on the LCD, but also has the function of aided parking. This paper proposes an integrated design solution for the digital instrument. The design selects the TI’s TMS320DM355, which includes LCD and contact screen module, CAN bus module, LIN bus module, video-in and audio-out. The digital instrument can receive real-time data, and also process the data and store it in the RAM and display all vehicle operating parameters in the LCD and realizes real time monitoring in backing up. Based on the experiment, it is proved that the designed system reaches the primary design specifications.